Today, Friday, the work of Summit No. 32 of the Arab League Council meeting, which is being hosted by Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, began.
The summit is witnessing the presence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the first Arab summit since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also attended the summit, in an attempt to convince Arab leaders to adopt his country’s peace plan to end the war with Russia.
The summit will be chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on behalf of his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
In addition to Assad, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Tunisian President Kais Saied, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ahmed Al-Ghazwani, Jordan’s King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein, and Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said attend the summit. Sultan of Oman, Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, and King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Absent from the summit are Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, and Comoros President Ghazali Osmani.
Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the Emirates, is also deputizing for Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, at the summit.
The summit will be attended by Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia, in the absence of President Abdul Latif Rashid.
The Kuwaiti delegation is headed by Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait, in the absence of Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Sudan is represented at the summit by Ambassador Dafallah Al-Haj Ali Othman, the special envoy to the head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.
From Yemen, the head of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad Muhammad Ali Al-Alimi, will attend.
Comoros is represented by Kassem Lotfi, Minister of State in charge of cooperation with the Arab world, in the absence of President Ghazali Osmani.