The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra affirmed today, Wednesday, that Algeria, under the leadership of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, had succeeded in achieving the goals set for the Arab summit aimed at “Arab reunification.”
Mr. Lamamra said during a press conference at the end of the 31st Arab Summit, which Algeria hosted on Tuesday and Wednesday, that this event was an “Algerian, Arab and international success”, stressing that Algeria guaranteed all the conditions for its success at the logistical and political aspects, in addition to “The President’s involvement through his meetings with some of his Arab brothers, and the delivery of messages to others.”
He pointed out in this regard that Mr. Tebboune and the Arab leaders “made sure that the summit, which was held after 3 and a half years of interruption due to the Corona virus pandemic, was successful at all levels,”.
The Algerian diplomacy chief praised the excellent participation and preparations, and the keenness of all participants to provide the best they could, led by Algeria as the organizing country and the Arab League.
Mr. Lamamra considered that the summit was “the summit of renewal and innovation, as it laid an important building block on the path of the process of strengthening and developing joint Arab action, noting that the League of Arab States has demonstrated in this context “the ability to interact with events and adapt to the developments of the joint Arab action and the full performance of its role in framing this work and accelerating the pace of renewal.”
Commenting on the “Algiers Declaration” crowning the summit, the minister affirmed that Algeria “was keen to build consensus between all parties and at all levels and did not rush to take any decision, and also worked to build bridges in order to reach complete consensus on all texts presented for discussion without recording any objections.
In order for the summit’s outcomes not to remain ink on paper, Mr. Lamamra underlined “the necessity of political will as the important element in implementing these texts,” which he said “were materialized during this summit after the Arabs realized the necessity of joint Arab action to create the appropriate conditions for the positioning on the international arena.” .
With regard to Syria, Mr. Lamamra affirmed that recovering its seat in the Arab League is “a natural matter that will be achieved,” expressing his conviction that Syria has history and capabilities that enable it to provide added value to joint Arab action, “in a way that promotes peaceful solutions to conflicts in our Arab world and achieves a just peace in the Middle East leading to Syria’s recovery of the occupied Golan.
On the field of Arab-Arab development and partnership, the Algerian Foreign Minister assured that it is a “fundamental issue”, especially since some of the decisions issued by the summit called for achieving economic integration, building a common Arab market and opening borders for economic integration and investment.
He also highlighted the importance of the Arab-Chinese partnership and others, as work is being done – according to him – “to make these partnerships a success” given their importance.
For his part, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, confirmed the success of the 31st Arab Summit, which was “among the most attended summits in terms of level.”
Regarding the organization that characterized the summit, Aboul Gheit affirmed that Algeria “provided all the necessary conditions for its success.
Regarding the upcoming Arab summit, Aboul Gheit indicated that it was agreed to hold it in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, “before the 30th of next March,” stressing that Algeria made a great effort during the 31st summit through the ideas that President Abdelmadjid Tebboune presented to the Arab leaders who approved them, entrusting the foreign ministers to examine them in cooperation with the General Secretariat to implement them, especially with regard to the file of civil society and youth and the necessity of its interaction with Arab governments.