28 November 2022 01:11 PM

The 31st Arab Summit in Algeria

Tuesday، 01 November 2022 - 11:10 AM

The 31st Summit of the Arab League was launched on Tuesday 1/11/2022 at Centre international des conférences (CIC) Abdelatif Rahal in Algeria, under the chairmanship of Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

The two-day event witnesses the participation of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, along with a host of Arab leaders and heads of delegations arrived in Algeria to take part in the 31st Arab League Summit, including: President Othman Ghazali of Comoros, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Iraqi President Abdel Latif Jamal Rashid, and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, President Mohamed Younis al Menfi of the Libyan Presidency Council, President of the Presidential Leadership Council of the Republic of Yemen Rashad Mohammed Ali Al-Alimi, as well as President of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.

Senegal’s President and current Chairperson of the African Union Macky Sall also arrived in Algeria as the guest of honor of the Arab Summit.

Agenda

The agenda of the two-day event is scheduled to tackle the Palestinian cause, supporting Lebanon, Somalia, and the Comoros, developments of the situation in Libya, Yemen, and Syria, the Turkish violations of Iraq's sovereignty, combating terrorism and Iran’s interference in Arab domestic affairs, as well the protection of Arab national security, strengthening joint Arab action, regional and international conditions and challenges in addition to the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis on the Arab world and boosting intra-Arab cooperation.

Activities

Tuesday 1/11/2022

The Inaugural Session

During the inaugural session of the 31st Arab Summit which kicked off on Tuesday 1/11/2022 at Centre international des conférences CIC Abdelatif Rahal, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was handed over the presidency of the 31st Arab Summit on Tuesday from Tunisian President Kais Saied whose country chaired the previous summit.

The session was addressed by Tunisian President Kais Saied, the chairman of the previous summit, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the chairman if the current summit, as well as Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Abul Gheit, in addition to the guests of honor of the summit, Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan, the current chief of the Non-Aligned Movement, Macky Sall, the Senegalese President and current chairman of the African Union, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Chairman of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki, plus Secretary General of the Organization Islamic Cooperation Hussein Ibrahim Taha.

Addressing the 31st Arab Summit, Tunisian President Kais Saied expressed hope the summit will contribute to resolving disputes among Arab states, asserting that Arab leaders are determined to face all challenges and obstacles, as well as remove all causes for disagreement.

Tunisian President Kais Saied added the Arab world was hit by a series of regional and world crises, notably the coronavirus pandemic that aggravated economic and social conditions in many world countries, as well as internal conflicts that made tens of thousands of people live in misery, poverty and deprivation.

He went on to say Tunisia hands over Algeria the Arab Summit's presidency amid unprecedented regional and international crises, including the coronavirus pandemic and the Russian-Ukrainian war, in addition to a number of other challenges such as climate change, natural disasters, the increase in conflicts and terrorism acts, organized crime and human trafficking.

The Tunisian leader pointed out that those challenges confused the whole world and have had a significant negative impact on Arab countries, which are already burdened with many issues and problems.

Saied affirmed that Tunisia has spared no effort to keep Arab issues on the agenda of all regional, international and even bilateral forums.

He explained that his country sought to raise the unified Arab voice and called for strengthening multilateral action as the best way for finding common solutions to international crises.

The Tunisian president stated that Tunisia has been keen to keep Arab issues on the international agenda, through establishing a periodic dialogue between the Arab League and the UN Security Council to allow for a deeper understanding of Arab issues and to mobilize support for them.

Regarding the Palestinian cause, Saied emphasized peace cannot be achieved without restoring the Palestinian people's right to establish a free independent state with Al Quds as its capital,
In this regard, the Tunisian president hailed the good offices of Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to reconcile Palestinian factions.

Concerning the Libyan crisis, Saied called on Libyan parties to reunite and attain a comprehensive reconciliation, by reaching a negotiated Libyan-Libyan political solution.

He called on Arab states to develop a new vision that focuses on uniting ranks, rejecting divisions and settling any disputes.

The Tunisian president underlined it is high time to unify Arab positions so that Syria, Yemen and Libya could get back on their feet, stressing the need for a genuine joint will to overcome all problems

He concluded that Arab states are in need of fostering joint Arab cooperation, in accordance with new mechanisms and innovative approaches based on transparent, open and constructive dialogue, while taking into account the region's priorities and challenges. 

Addressing the opening session of the 31st Arab Summit, which is held under the theme: "Summit of Gathering," President of Algeria Abdelmadjid Tebboune called for granting Palestine full membership at the United Nations.

President of Algeria Abdelmadjid Tebboune asserted that Palestinian issue will forever remain the central cause for the Arab world, saying: "We ought to build an invincible Arab economic bloc to safeguard our common interests, while setting our priorities and focusing on joint cooperation areas with a quick positive and tangible impact for the Arab peoples."

Tebboune also said: "This summit is held in the midst of exceptionally complex and sensitive circumstances at the regional as well as international levels," citing escalated regional tensions and crises, especially in the Arab world.

He noted that these crises are without precedents in contemporary Arab history.

Tebboune renewed his congratulations to Palestinian brethren after Palestinian factions signed the "Algiers Declaration," which offers an opportunity to strengthen Palestinian unity.

He said as the UN and its Security Council are both inept in imposing a globally agreed two-state solution, Arabs must scale up their efforts to mobilize political and material support to empower the people of Palestine in the face of the systematic large-scale crimes committed by the Israeli occupation regime.

Speaking about the crises in Libya, Syria, and Yemen, Tebboune urged all local, regional, and international parties to work towards a peaceful political settlement through comprehensive dialogue and national reconciliation, without interfering into the domestic affairs of any country.

Concluding his remarks at the opening session of the 31st Arab Summit, held after a 3-year hiatus, Tebboune emphasized the urgent need for holistic radical reforms in the system of joint Arab action, so that the Arab League could assume its role in facing common challenges and coping with regional and global developments.

He stressed that Arab citizens must be actively engaged in formulating the vision of joint Arab action.

Tebboune also underscored the importance of creating an environment conducive to joint Arab action by making the best use of the Arab Monetary Fund and relevant Arab funds to support the countries most in need, empower Arab youth, and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving Arab integration.

Addressing the opening session of the summit, Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Abul Gheit asserted that the 31st Arab Summit will fulfill ambitions and aspirations of everyone to translate the Arab solidarity into action programs and integrated plans to be felt by Arab citizens in their daily life, expressing hope that the summit will achieve reunion and heal any rift among Arabs.

He added that the summit is currently organized after being suspended for three years due to Covid-19 pandemic, noting that the timing of the summit is critical in light of the current unprecedented global changes challenges and their repercussions on peoples and countries worldwide.

He underlined that the Arab region is affected by such crises, particularly those related to food, energy and climate issues as well as water security, noting that Arab countries are in dire need to have a comprehensive strategy to deal with these crises, in addition to addressing the negative impacts of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and Covid-19 pandemic and their negative effects on economy.

Abul Gheit highlighted support offered by some Arab countries to help others counter the negative effects of global crises and challenges and threats posed to their security and stability, adding that the summit is also set to review efforts to resolve the Libyan, Yemeni, Palestinian issues, 

After the 31st Arab Summit had wrapped up its inaugural session on Tuesday evening 1/11/2022, The Algerian president will give a dinner banquet this evening in honor of the Arab leaders, heads of delegations and the summit’s guests.

The 31st Arab Summit is scheduled to continue its activities on Wednesday 2/11/2022 with an in camera consultative session, followed by a first public working session in which the Arab leaders will give their addresses. This will be followed by a second closed working session, where the assembling leaders are to endorse and discuss the draft agenda, pass draft resolutions, and ratify the draft "Algeria Declaration". Then a public closing session will be held to announce the outcome declaration.

President El-Sisi delivered a Speech at the 31st Arab Summit in Algeria

President El-Sisi extended a message to the Arab Peoples in his Speech at the Arab Summit, in which H.E. said: “Have faith in our Arab nation, which has a glorious history as well as rich and extended civilizational contributions. This nation still possesses the necessary factors for a more stable and prosperous future, primarily your resolve, minds and hard work. Believe that Egypt will always have its eyes set on the cohesion of the Arab entity, and on preserving and protecting it. Egypt will always support you, and have its doors open for all Arabs for the sake of defending our present and the future of the coming generations."

President El-Sisi’s meetings on Sidelines of the 31st Arab Summit in Algeria

President El-Sisi Meets with UN Secretary-General

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, on the sidelines of the 31st Arab Summit in Algeria.

During the meeting, the President welcomed the Secretary-General of the United Nations, stressing Egypt's keenness to further promote cooperation with the United Nations in various fields to support international peace and security. President El-Sisi also emphasized the importance of promoting coordination efforts with the United Nations to enhance its primary role in addressing priority issues for developing countries.

President El-Sisi also affirmed Egypt's appreciation for the fruitful and growing cooperation with the United Nations regarding the issue of climate change and its impact on the world. In this regard, the President noted that Egypt is hosting COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh this November and stressed Egypt's endeavors to adopt a comprehensive vision that includes the needs of developing countries, while taking into account the capabilities of developed countries. The main objective is to reach practical solutions and internationally applicable commitments with regard to facing climate challenges, thus achieving the UN sustainable development goals.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations praised Egypt's distinguished position and its active role in the multilateral international system, expressing his appreciation for the extended cooperation between Egypt and the United Nations and Egyptian participation in the various activities of the organization.

Guterres also expressed his aspiration for the Sharm el-Sheikh summit since it will mark a milestone in the climate change issue, commending Egypt’s relevant historical positions, particularly since it is one of the first developing countries to adopt decisive policies on climate change. This is in addition to national efforts currently made regarding environment issues and green transformation. These efforts also include confronting climate change, through building green cities, switching to clean transportation, issuing green bonds, as well as adopting the National Climate Change Strategy 2050.

The meeting exchanged visions on the developments on a number of regional files and issues, particularly the Libyan crisis. It also discussed the ongoing preparations for the Climate Summit, especially with regard to cooperation to promote existing efforts to adopt the principle of joint responsibility as a basis governing the responsibilities of developed and developing countries regarding climate issues. The importance of having developed countries provide technical and financial assistance to developing countries to help them move forward in implementing their environmental commitments has been emphasized.

President El-Sisi Meets the Algerian President

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with President of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on the sidelines of the 31st Arab Summit in Algeria.

During the meeting, President El-Sisi congratulated the Algerian President on the occasion of the Independence Day of Algeria and expressed sincere appreciation for the warm reception and hospitality he received. The President valued the outstanding levels of the two countries’ bilateral relations, stressing Egypt’s commitment to further advancing cooperation across all areas and to promoting them toward broader prospects, in keeping with the profound fraternal bonds between the two countries and their peoples.

President Tebboune welcomed President El-Sisi in Algeria, confirming that his country values the firm and special relations it shares with Egypt at both the official and popular levels. He emphasized his country’s interest to work intensively to explore new prospects of joint cooperation in an array of fields. The Algerian President commended Egypt’s achievements domestically over the past years, under the leadership of President El-Sisi, in the areas of security, stability and development.

The meeting discussed ways to foster closer bilateral relations. The two sides confirmed the importance of further advancing the levels of cooperation and coordination, thus strengthen efforts to bolster their bilateral partnership.

The two Presidents confirmed the need to work toward boosting economic and trade relations, to be commensurate with the special political ties, and to step-up closer military and information cooperation and coordination between the two sides. This is, in addition to enhancing joint efforts in the fight against terrorism, in light of the various security challenges imposed by the latest regional developments, particularly in the Sahel and Sahara region.

As to the most prominent issues on the agenda of the current Arab Summit, President El-Sisi underscored Egypt’s position in support of the Algerian chairmanship of the summit so to strengthen the mechanisms of joint Arab action and serve Arab interests, particularly as the region is currently facing unprecedented and formidable challenges. President El-Sisi expressed hope that the Algeria Summit would come up with recommendations and serious visions that would crown joint efforts exerted under the umbrella of the Arab League, and contribute to enhancing its role in settling the various crises in the region.

The two leaders agreed on the importance of fostering closer cooperation and coordination between Egypt and Algeria with regard to all regional issues of mutual interest, particularly the Libyan crisis. They shared common visions regarding the need to work toward achieving security and stability, and preserving the territorial integrity, unity and sovereignty of Libya. President El-Sisi and President Tebboune agreed on the need to push for holding presidential and parliamentary elections at the earliest time. They also reiterated the need to preserve the Libyan national institutions, enhance the role of the security authorities to combat terrorism and extremist groups, and boost international efforts to expel all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libyan territories.

President El-Sisi Meets the Iraqi President

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Iraqi President, Abdul Latif Rashid, on the sidelines of his participation in the 31st Arab Summit, in Algeria.

During the meeting, President El-Sisi once again congratulated the Iraqi President on winning the confidence of parliament and assuming office last October. The President wished him success in meeting the aspirations of the Iraqi people for a present of security, stability and prosperity.

The President valued the profound and robust Egyptian-Iraqi relations, underscoring Egypt’s commitment to promoting bilateral cooperation toward new and diverse prospects in the various political, economic, and commercial fields. President El-Sisi reiterated the fundamentals of Egypt’s policy towards Iraq, primarily the support for Iraq's unity and sovereignty over all its territories, in a way that shall preserve the security and stability of the country and contribute to preventing the re-emergence of terrorist organizations.

The Iraqi President expressed his gratitude for President El-Sisi’s kind gesture, and his appreciation for Egypt’s efforts in support of Iraqi affairs at all levels. He commended the close and historical brotherly ties between the two countries. The Iraqi President confirmed Iraq’s keenness to enhance the solid bilateral cooperation with Egypt, explore mechanisms to further advance them, and benefit from Egyptian expertise in various fields in the coming period.

The President of Iraq valued the prominent Egyptian role in strengthening joint Arab action in the face of the current crises and challenges in the region, considering it a role model in maintaining stability and advancing the developmental, economic and social conditions in the Arab world.

The two Presidents exchanged views on a number of Arab and regional issues of common interest. They reiterated the importance of intensifying coordination so as to counter challenges in the region and achieve the aspirations of its peoples to live in peace and stability. 

President El-Sisi Meets the Tunisian President

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with President of the Republic of Tunisia, Kais Saied, on the sidelines of his participation in the Arab Summit, in Algeria.

During the meeting, President El-Sisi expressed appreciation for the firm and historical relations the two countries share at the official and popular levels, and for the longstanding civilizational and cultural intertwinement. President El-Sisi wished the executive authority in Tunisia under the leadership of President Saied all success in managing the state during this critical juncture in the history of the Tunisian people.  

President El-Sisi emphasized that Egypt looks forward to fostering closer bilateral relations with Tunisia to achieve a sustainable economic integration and strategic cooperation. The President also emphasized Egypt's support for the tireless efforts exerted to continue on the path of development and reform in Tunisia.

The Tunisian President underlined the depth of the Egyptian-Tunisian ties, stressing his country's keenness on promoting cooperation with Egypt to the level of strategic partnership, for the benefit of the two peoples, and as a cornerstone for maintaining regional security and stability and restoring balance to the region, given Egypt’s pivotal importance regionally and internationally. President Saied expressed his country's interest to benefit from the successful Egyptian experience in the implementation of development projects and comprehensive economic reforms, and to get an understanding of the relentless Egyptian efforts in combating terrorism and extremism.

The two Presidents exchanged views on ways to bolster the two countries’ bilateral relations in various fields and strengthen consultations on the most prominent regional issues of common interest.

President El-Sisi Meets Crown Prince of Jordan

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with the Crown Prince of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah, on the sidelines of the 31st Arab Summit in Algeria

During the meeting, President El-Sisi asked for his greetings to be conveyed to His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein. He commended the strong and historical ties between Egypt and Jordan and the bonds of fraternity, affinity and common destiny the two countries and peoples share. President El-Sisi stressed the importance of continued coordination and consultation between the two sides, particularly in light of alignment in views and interests as well as the grave challenges the region is witnessing.

HRH Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah conveyed to President El-Sisi the greetings of the King of Jordan, expressing his country's appreciation for Egypt's leadership and people, adding that Jordan welcomes the current level of joint coordination with Egypt to address various crises in the region's countries, which threaten the security and stability of the Arab peoples. He also lauded the pivotal role played by Egypt in serving Arab causes and its efforts to strengthen Arab solidarity.

President El-Sisi Meets Somali President

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, on the sidelines of the Arab Summit in Algeria.

During the meeting, President El-Sisi confirmed that Egypt values its historical ties with Somalia and its keenness on maintaining the interests of the Somali people within a unified, stable and strong state. This is in addition to supporting Somalia in addressing the various challenges it faces, particularly the threat of extremism and terrorism. President El-Sisi noted Egypt’s readiness to continue providing support to Somalia to build and strengthen state institutions, effectuate various aspects of bilateral cooperation, particularly at the economic and trade levels, and provide humanitarian and relief assistance to address drought crises and to train Somali technical personnel.

The president of Somalia stressed Somalia’s keenness to strengthen consultation and coordination with Egypt on various regional issues of mutual interest, as well as to develop bilateral cooperation on various levels. He highlighted the historical ties between the two countries at the official and popular levels and lauded Egypt’s historical role in supporting Somalia in various fields.  

The meeting followed-up on the outcome of the Somali president's visit to Cairo last July with hopes of strengthening various aspects of bilateral relations. This is in addition to exchanging views on regional developments of mutual interests related to the security of the Red Sea. The Somali president also reviewed the latest developments in his country, steps taken to restore security and stability in Somalia and ways to overcome the various challenges, mainly the threat of terrorism.

President El-Sisi Meets President of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with President of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council Rashad Al-Alimi, on the sidelines of the 31st Arab Summit held in Algeria.

During the meeting, the President affirmed the strong historical relations that bind the two countries' governments and peoples, as well as Egypt's unwavering position in support of the unity and sovereignty of the Yemeni state and its national institutions. The President stressed Egypt's readiness to support the security and stability of Yemen, which are of great importance to Egypt's national security, within the framework of the security of the Arab region and the Red Sea. This necessitates continuing efforts to renew the armistice in Yemen to pave the way for reaching a permanent ceasefire and a political settlement, in a way that guarantees Yemen's unity and territorial integrity and fulfils the aspirations of its people

Mr. Al-Alimi expressed appreciation for Egypt's positions that support the security and stability of Yemen and the regional surrounding as a whole. He reviewed developments in his country, the government's efforts to restore peace and stability and the challenges that the Yemeni people face as a result of the deteriorating humanitarian situation.

President El-Sisi Meets Palestinian President 

 President El-Sisi met with Palestinian President Mahnoud Abbas on the sidelines of the 31st Arab Summit, in Algeria.

President El-Sisi Meets Amir of State of Qatar

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with the Amir of the State of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, on the sidelines of the 31st Arab Summit, in Algeria.

President El-Sisi Meets UAE Vice President

President El-Sisi met with Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the sidelines of the 31st Arab Summit, in Algeria.

President El-Sisi Meets Kuwait's Crown Prince 

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with His Highness the Crown Prince of Kuwait Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on the sidelines of the 31st Arab Summit, in Algeria.

President El-Sisi Meets Deputy Prime Minister of Sultanate of Oman

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with the Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan of Oman, His Highness Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said, on the sidelines of the Arab Summit, in Algeria.

The Closing Session of the 31st Arab Summit in Algeria

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune delivered a speech at the Closing Session of the 31st Arab Summit in Algeria.

In his speech, Tebboune stressed the importance of the current Arab Summit in boosting inter-Arab solidarity to protect Arab interests.

Tebboune voiced his country’s support to Egypt, which is set to host COP27 later this month.

He hailed the harmonious fraternal spirit that prevailed all through the Arab Summit and which allowed the leaders to shed light on all developments in the Arab region and on international arena.

The Algerian president praised the outcome and recommendations of the Arab Summit, topped by reiterating unwavering support to the Palestinian cause and legitimate rights of the Palestinians, especially the right of establishing their own independent state within 1967 borders. 

Recommendations of the 31st Arab Summit in Algeria

Arab leaders agreed on the following:
convening the 32nd Arab summit in Saudi Arabia in 2023.

- renewing full commitment to the Arab peace initiative which represents a unified Arab stand and the basis for any future efforts to revive the Middle East peace process to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian and Arab lands and restore the Palestinian people's rights, topped by establishing an independent Palestinian state at the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

- establishing an Arab center for social and economic empowerment studies in the Palestinian state.

- endorsing an Arab strategy to promote voluntary action.

- ratifying an Arab women strategy under the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

- sanctioning a ministerial declaration on gender equality for development and environmental sustainability.

- setting a mechanism for holding the 5th Arab summit for social and economic development in Mauritania in 2023.

- establishing an Arab ministerial committee under Algeria - the current president of the 31st Arab summit - to move at the international level to support the Palestinian cause.

- promoting Palestine's drive to become a full United Nations member.

The Algiers Declaration

At the conclusion of the 31st Arab Summit, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune issued the Algiers Declaration.

The declaration stressed the centrality of the Palestinian cause for the Arab world, the importance of joint Arab action, and its sticking to the Arab Peace Initiative as a strategic solution to end the Israeli occupation.

The declaration affirmed the rejection of foreign interference - in all its forms - in the Arab countries’ internal affairs, while adhering to the principle of finding Arab solutions to Arab problems via strengthening the Arab League’s role in preventing crises, resolving them by peaceful means, and promoting inter-Arab relations.

It stressed adherence to the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative and commitment to reach a just and comprehensive peace as a strategic option to end the Israeli occupation of all Arab lands, including the Syrian Golan, Shebaa Farms and the Lebanese Kafr Shuba.

It underlined the importance of settling the Arab-Israeli conflict in accordance with land for peace principle as well as relevant international laws and legitimacy principles.

It also called for continuing efforts to protect Jerusalem and holy sites in face of continued attempts to change its demographic features and the Arab Islamic and Christian identity.

The Declaration also called for lifting the Israeli siege on Gaza Strip, condemning the use of force by Israel against defenseless Palestinians, urging an end to all barbaric practices, including assassinations and arbitrary arrests, and demanding the release of all prisoners and detainees, especially children, women and sick and elderly people.

It also lauded Arab efforts to unify the Palestinian rank.

With regard to the developments in the Arab world, the Declaration underlined the importance of strengthening joint Arab action to protect Arab national security and to contribute to solving crises facing Arab countries.

It reiterated rejection of foreign interference in internal Arab affairs, reiterating the importance of finding Arab solutions to the crises facing Arab countries through strengthening the role of Arab League.

It expressed full solidarity with the Libyan people and support for efforts aimed at ending the Libyan crisis through a Libyan-Libyan solution that preserves the unity and sovereignty of the North Africa country.

It also affirmed support of the legitimate Yemeni government and the formation of the Presidential Leadership Council in their efforts to reach a political solution to the Yemeni crisis in accordance with the approved references.

It also called on the Arab leaders to play more leading role as regards efforts to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis and address all political, security, humanitarian and economic consequences in a way that guarantees Syria's unity and sovereignty and achieves the aspirations of its people.

The "Algiers Declaration" lauded the constructive proposals offered by Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to activate the role of the Arab League in preventing and resolving conflicts.

It underlined the importance of enhancing collective Arab capabilities in the field of responding to challenges facing food, health and energy security and climate changes.

With regard to relations with neighboring countries, the declaration underlined the need to build sound and balanced relations between the Arab group and the international community on the basis of respect for the rules of good neighborliness, trust, fruitful cooperation and mutual commitment to the principles enshrined in the UN Charter, especially respecting the sovereignty of states and non-interference in their internal affairs.

It stressed the need to unify efforts to combat terrorism and extremism in all its forms, dry up its sources of funding, and work to mobilize the international community, especially with regard to demands from partners not to allow their lands to be used as a haven for incitement.

It welcomed moves taken by Arab countries to curb the spread of "Islamophobia", reduce tensions and promote the values ​​of tolerance and respect for the other, and dialogue among religions, cultures and civilizations.

In this context, it welcomed the historic visit of Pope Francis to Bahrain and his participation with Grand Imam Ahmed El Tayyeb at the "Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence".

It also expressed support for Qatar that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

At the end, the declaration expressed support for Egypt in its preparations for hosting COP27 conference.

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