The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, informed today, Sunday, his Arab counterparts about the preparatory steps in preparation for the Arab summit to be held in Algeria before the end of this year, underlining its efforts to provide the “basic conditions for the success of the summit,” according to a statement by the ministry.
The statement said, “During his participation in the proceedings of the consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers – at the invitation of his Kuwaiti counterpart Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, who currently chairs the Ministerial Council of the Arab League -, Lamamra informed his counterparts about the preparatory steps taken by Algeria in preparation for this important event, as well as its endeavors which aim to provide the basic conditions for the success of the summit.
Lamamra focused – according to the statement – on “the utmost importance that the President of the Republic attaches to this event, and who on several occasions confirmed his aspiration to hold a summit that would bring together Arab countries and inspire a new spirit in the mechanisms of joint Arab action.”
In this context, the minister affirmed that Algeria “will continue and intensify its consultative meetings, including its efforts aimed at unifying the Palestinians and strengthening Palestinian national unity.
The Arab ministers also evoked the upcoming Arab events at various levels, including the regular session of the Ministerial Council expected in Cairo next March.
This informal meeting was devoted to discussing the latest developments in the Arab region and exchanging visions on a number of issues related to supporting and strengthening the process of joint Arab action in various political, economic and social fields, especially in light of the challenges imposed by the Corona pandemic.
On the sidelines of this meeting, Lamamra held meetings with many of his Arab counterparts, especially the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Mauritania, Djibouti and Palestine, with whom he discussed ways and means to strengthen bilateral relations, as well as regional and international issues of common interest, foremost of which are those related to supporting joint Arab action. He also met with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit.