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Kuwait hosts Arab summit for first time since joining Arab League amidst critical events
25/03/2014 | LOC09:12
06:12 GMT
| Arab News
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His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

 KUWAIT, March 25 (KUNA) -- The 25th summit of the Arab League member states will be held Tuesday, the first that Kuwait's hosts since joining the pan-Arab organization in 1961, at a time violence continue in the region claiming tens of thousands of people.
The Arab world is witnessing dramatic developments which needed to be addressed by the Arab leaders when they meet later in the day. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will take over the presidency of the Arab League from Qatar, which chaired the League last year.
Topping these developments are the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, the Syrian crisis, reforming the common arab action, in addition to the political conditions in Yemen and Libya.
The Syrian crisis killed some 140,000 people since it broke out in March 2011.
The leaders will call for a rapid end of the crisis that displaced millions of people internally or living in refugee camps in neighboring countries, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.
The summit will extend support for the neighboring countries to enable them face the increasing pressure caused by the influx of refugees.
The summit is held following the collapse of the UN-sponsored Geneva II negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition.
Head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) Ahmad Al-Jarba and UN-Arab League Special Representative to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi were invited to address the summit.
The Arab leaders will also discuss the Palestinian cause and the negotiations with Israel.
They are to call for an end of the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and their lands, as well as attempts to change the demographic status of occupied Jerusalem and desecrating the sanctity of the holy sites.
They will reaffirm importance of achieving a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East based on relevant UN resolutions, the 1991 Madrid peace conference principles and the Arab peace initiative, to pave the way for the establishment of the independent Palestinian state on the June 4 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The Arab leaders will also discuss the strengthening of economic and social cooperation among the Arab countries with the objective of improving education and development.
They will also attempt to solve inter-Arab disputes.
The Arab leaders will meanwhile reiterate importance of stepping up the fight against terrorism in the region, follow up the implementation of the resolutions of previous summits and the Arab economic and soial summits.
The leaders will also discuss means of reforming and developing the Arab League, including the amendments of the Charter.
They will call on the importance of achieving the electricity, railway and marine networks among the Arab countries, food and water security, the establishment of the Arab Custom Union. (end) bs KUNA 250912 Mar 14NNNN

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