| 17 June 2024, Monday |

Algeria finalizes preparations for Arab Summit

Algerian officials announced the completion of arrangements for the upcoming 31st Arab Summit, which will be held in Algiers on Nov. 1-2.

The country’s official news agency (APS) published a video on the preparations, describing the event “the most important in the history of the Arab summits,” especially, according to the agency, after the success of Algeria’s effort to gather the Palestinian factions to sign a reconciliation agreement on Oct. 13.

Media outlets launched a major promotion campaign for Algeria’s preparation for the Arab meeting, under the slogan, “Uniting the Arab League” raised by Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

The campaign highlighted the president’s efforts to persuade Arab leaders, including kings and heads of states, to participate in the summit, during visits he made to many Arab capitals over the past months.

In recent remarks, Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra said his country “wants the Arabs to unite on the occasion of this summit, just as the Palestinian ranks were unified.”

In an interview with a local newspaper last month, Tebboune said: “Our keenness to organize the Arab summit in our country stems from our determination to make it a unifying event… It will be, God willing, a new start for the Arab world that is suffering from rupture…”

Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane said on Saturday that the Arab meeting would be an occasion “to reaffirm support for the Palestinian cause, as a central Arab cause, by emphasizing the common Arab position represented in the Arab Peace Initiative, which is the framework that guarantees the protection of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.”

On Wednesday, Interior Minister Ebrahim Murad gathered security officials to “discuss the arrangements related to the important Arab event,” according to a statement by the ministry.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat