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President El- Sisi participation at 33rd session of Arab League Summit

Wednesday، 15 May 2024 - 12:00 AM

 With the participation of the Arab world leaders, the 33rd session of the Arab League Council at the summit level kicked off on Thursday in Manama, Bahrain.

The summit will thoroughly discusses the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and efforts to stop the bloodshed of the Palestinians and put an end to the humanitarian crisis they are facing.


The summit also addresses the situation in a number of
brotherly Arab countries, and how to restore stability in the region in the midst of the major crises it is exposed to, especially in light of the successive changes at the international and regional levels, in addition to following up on joint Arab action efforts to support the path of development for the benefit of all Arab peoples.






Preparatory meetings of the Council of the Arab League States at 33rd session of Arab League Summit


 

The preparatory meetings of the League of Arab States Council at 33rd session of Arab League Summit hosted by the Bahraini capital, Manama, began on Saturday 11-5-2024, to discuss the agenda of the summit meeting, which is scheduled to be held next Thursday in the presence of Arab leaders, presidents, kings and princes.

The preparatory meetings for the 33rd Arab Summit continued over 4 days, from Saturday 11-5-2024 until Tuesday 14-5-2024, included holding 6 meetings for senior officials in Arab countries:

Saturday 11-5-2024 Meeting of senior officials of the Economic and Social Council preparatory to the Council of the League of Arab States at the summit level.

 

Sunday 12-5-2024 Meeting of the Economic and Social Council at the ministerial level preparatory to the Council of the League of Arab States at the summit level.

Monday 13-5- 2024 Two meetings: the first: a meeting of the body to follow up on the implementation of decisions and commitments at the level of permanent delegates, and the second: a meeting of permanent delegates and senior officials to prepare for the foreign ministers’ preparatory meeting for the summit.

Tuesday 14-5-2024, two meetings, the first: a meeting of the body to follow up on the implementation of decisions and commitments at the ministerial level, and the second: the preparatory The meeting of the Council of the Arab League at the level of foreign ministers.






 

Egypt, Jordan, Iraq FMs discuss tripartite cooperation

 

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Jordanian and Iraqi counterparts Ayman Al-Safadi and Fouad Hussein held a Tuesday meeting to discuss their nations’ tripartite cooperation mechanism.

 

 

 

On the sidelines of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers meeting in Manama, Shoukry said their cooperation is a model for joint Arab action, adding that Egypt is against any attempts that undermine their stability.

 

 

 

He emphasized that economic relations should keep pace with the political successes achieved in recent years. The mechanism aims to maximize the benefits of the three countries in terms of their common interests.

 

 

 

Shoukry also reviewed Egypt’s strenuous efforts to supply Gaza with humanitarian aid, and the pivotal role it plays in working to reach an immediate, comprehensive and sustainable ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.







From AL Secretary-General speech at the opening session of Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level preparatory to the Arab Summit (33):

 

Every move, whether Arab or international, to put an end to Israeli crimes remains an utmost necessity, and Arab efforts have been serious, sincere and continuous since the joint Arab-Islamic summit to form a solid base of international positions in support of the Palestinian people and their rights and expose the occupation and its practices.





 

For her part, Ambassador Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the Social Affairs Sector of the Arab League, stressed the importance of holding the Arab Summit in the Kingdom of Bahrain in view of the exceptional circumstance that sisterly Palestine is going through.





Foreign Minister’s interview with Cairo News Channel on the sidelines of the Arab Summit in Manama.




Foreign Minister’s meeting with Sky News channel, on the sidelines of the Arab Summit in Manama.

The Egyptian agenda at the Manama Summit

 

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi headed, 15-5-2024, to the Kingdom of Bahrain to participate in the 33rd Arab League Summit, held in Manama.

The President's participation in the summit comes within the framework of Egypt's keenness to coordinate with the Arab brothers, and to unify positions and ranks, in light of the critical phase through which the Arab region is going and the enormous challenges it confronts at various levels.

President El-Sisi is expected to hold several bilateral meetings with Arab leaders, on the sidelines of the summit, to discuss ways to enhance cooperation and joint coordination mechanisms.

Activities of President El- Sisi’s participation in the 33rd Arab Summit in Bahrain


15-5-2024




President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Manama, Bahrain, to participate in the 33rd Arab League Summit. 





His Majesty, the King of Bahrain, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, was keen to receive President El-Sisi upon his arrival.







Upon Mr. President’s arrival in the Bahraini capital, Manama, the Bahraini King, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, was keen to receive His Excellency.








16-5-2024

 

President El-Sisi’s participation at the 33rd Arab Summit in Bahrain




 

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived at Sakhir Palace, the venue for the Arab Summit in its 33rd session in the Bahraini capital (Manama).



Upon his arrival at the summit venue, President El- Sisi was received by Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.




President El-Sisi’s participates in the opening session of the 33rd Arab Summit in Bahrain

 

President El-Sisi’s Speech at the 33rd Arab Summit in Bahrain


“In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful”

 

 

 

My brother, Your Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa,

 

King of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Chairman of the Arab Summit

 

 

 

Your Majesties, Highnesses and Excellences

 

 

 

Mr. Ahmed Abul Gheit,

 

Secretary-General of the League of Arab States

 

 

 

Ladies and gentlemen,

 

May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon you

 

 

 

At the outset, I would like to extend congratulations to the Kingdom of Bahrain on assuming the presidency of the summit, and express gratitude to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its efforts during its presidency of the 32nd Arab summit.

 

Honorable attendees,

 

Our summit convenes today as our region grapples with acute historical circumstances. Amidst pressing challenges and complex crises that many countries in our region are facing and the atrocious Israeli war against the brotherly Palestinian people, this defining moment inevitably requires that all relevant parties make a decisive choice between two paths: the path of peace, stability and hope or the one of chaos and destruction, which is fueled by the persistent military escalation in the Gaza Strip.

 

This war will resonate in history for ages to come as a testament to a devastating human tragedy, marked by outrageous killing and heinous vindictiveness: the brutal siege of an entire people who have been subjected to massive starvation, scenes of unspeakable horror and compulsory displacement of their children. They are facing vicious endeavors to forcibly displace them, ravage and plunder their lands, amid a deplorable incapacity of our international community, its leading actors and UN institutions.

 

The rights of tens of thousands of children of Palestine, who were brutally killed or orphaned in Gaza, stand as a perpetual sword that will forever pierce the conscience of humanity, until justice is delivered through the relevant mechanisms of international law.

 

As Egypt is heavily engaged with the brothers and friends in tireless pursuit and unyielding determination to save our region from falling into a deep abyss, we face the absence of a genuine international political will to end the occupation and address the root-causes of the conflict through the two-state solution.

 

Meanwhile, Israel continues to engage in evasive actions to shirk its responsibilities and in devious maneuvering around efforts to achieve a ceasefire. Furthermore, it is defiantly adamant about its widely condemned military operation in Rafah, and seeks to leverage the Rafah crossing, from the Palestinian side, to solidify its siege on the Gaza Strip.

 

Once again, I definitively state that Egypt is unequivocally committed to its steadfast position, both in words and actions, in rejecting the liquidation of the Palestinian cause, the forced displacement or compulsory migration of the Palestinians, as well as the creation of conditions rendering Gaza uninhabitable, with the aim of evacuating the land of Palestine from its people.

 

I reiterate that those who believe that security and military solutions guarantee their interests or peace are deluded; similarly, those who think that brinkmanship yields benefits or gains are demonstrably mistaken.

 

The fate of the region and its peoples’ resources are far too significant to be entrusted to warmongers or advocates of zero-sum games.

 

Egypt has illuminated the torch of peace in the region in times of immense darkness, enduring high costs and bearing heavy burdens. Today, despite the current gloomy picture, Egypt still clings to the hope that the voices of reason, justice and truth will ultimately prevail, saving the region from endless waves of wars and bloodshed.

 

Therefore, speaking from this platform before the leaders and heads of state of the Arab countries, I extend a genuine call to the international community and all active and concerned actors, and tell them:

 

“The faith of all the peoples of the world in the justice of the international order is facing an unprecedented calamity, with potentially devastating repercussions for global peace, security and stability. Justice is indivisible; and the lives of the Palestinian people are as precious as those of any other.

 

This perilous situation leaves us with no choice but to join hands to save the future, before it is too late. Let us bring an immediate end to this outrageous war against the Palestinians, who deserve to regain their legitimate rights in the establishment of their independent state, along the June 4, 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

 

All future generations of Palestinians and Israelis deserve to live in a region where justice thrives, peace prevails and security reigns; they are entitled to live in a region where the hopes of the future sublime over the pain of the past.”

 

Thank you

 

May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon you  

On the Sidelines of the Arab Summit



 


 

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with President of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh, on the sidelines of the 33rd Arab Summit in Bahrain.

 

Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Dr. Ahmed Fahmy, said the two Presidents affirmed the depth of the Egyptian-Djiboutian relations. They stressed their keenness on enhancing cooperation in various fields and on promoting them toward broader prospects, reflecting the two countries’ common interests, notably at the economic, commercial, and investment levels.

 

The meeting addressed the situation in the region. President El-Sisi and President Guelleh emphasized the need to safeguard security and stability in the Horn of Africa region, confirming their keenness on holding constant consultations. President El-Sisi reiterated Djibouti's significant role in the region, lauding its efforts to achieve peace and stability in the Horn of Africa.

 

The talks also touched on the situation in the Red Sea region.  President El-Sisi underscored Egypt's firm stance on the need to end the Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip, considering it the main cause for the expansion of instability in the region. Within this context, both sides emphasized the critical need to restore calm in Bab el-Mandeb Strait, stressing the importance of coordinating efforts among Red Sea riparian states and of enhancing their joint cooperation, as the main stakeholders in the stability of this region.





President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas.

 

President El-Sisi emphasized Egypt's support for the Palestinian leadership in the face of the pressures exerted upon it. The President expressed Egypt's appreciation for the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to push the international community to assume its responsibilities in confronting the Israeli aggression in Gaza.

 

President El-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s rejection of the Israeli war in Gaza, which has been further exacerbated by the military operations in the Palestinian city of Rafah. The President highlighted Egypt's intensive efforts to mobilize a serious and firm international stance against the Israeli hostilities. President El-Sisi also reviewed Egypt’s endeavors to end the war, prevent the aggravation of the humanitarian conditions in the sector, and deliver sufficient quantities of aid to save the people of the sector. President El-Sisi also affirmed Egypt's steadfast position regarding the need to reach a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue, by expanding the recognition of an independent Palestinian state along the June 4, 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital. He emphasized that a just settlement of the Palestinian issue is the main guarantor for stability and security of the region.

 

Palestinian President Abbas lauded Egypt's unwavering support for the Palestinian cause and its earnest efforts to stop the Palestinian bloodshed. He confirmed his keenness on holding continuous consultations and coordination with President El-Sisi to restore peace and security in the Palestinian territories and ensure the Palestinian people regain their legitimate rights.

 





President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, Dr. Rashad Al-Alimi.

 

President El-Sisi reiterated Egypt's commitment to the unity and stability of Yemen, while supporting all regional and international efforts aimed at resolving the Yemeni crisis politically. The President reaffirmed Egypt's steadfast support for legitimacy, represented by the Presidential Leadership Council and the legitimate Yemeni government. This stance was appreciated by the Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council, who commended Egypt's support for his country at the political and humanitarian levels.

 

During the meeting, President El-Sisi and Dr. Al-Alimi were keen on consulting over the current developments in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden regions. They emphasized the necessity to strengthen efforts to resolve the Gaza crisis and subsequently reduce the current tensions, which would reflect on the situation in the Red Sea. The two sides also underscored the importance of enhancing cooperation among Red Sea riparian states, given their pivotal interest in the stability of the region and maritime security in this strategic passage.

 



President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with President of Iraq, Abdul Latif Rashid.

 

President El-Sisi and Iraq’s President expressed contentment at the level of the two countries’ relations. They lauded the recent progress in their cooperation at the bilateral level, as well as the trilateral level with Jordan, confirming that this momentum contributes to connecting the two countries’ interests and to boosting their joint benefits. President El-Sisi and President Rashid looked forward to strengthening economic cooperation, in light of the economic crises in the region. President El-Sisi underscored Egypt’s support for the stability of Iraq and for safeguarding its unity and territorial integrity, commending its counter-terrorism efforts.

 

The two Presidents stressed the importance of joint coordination to reinforce stability in the Middle East and enhance regional cohesion amidst the current turmoil. The meeting also discussed Egypt’s efforts to reach calm in Gaza and provide access for humanitarian aid. President El-Sisi and Iraq’s President warned against the negative repercussions of the ongoing Israeli hostilities in the Gaza Strip and its military operations in the Palestinian city of Rafah.

 




President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein.

 

The meeting tackled ways to foster closer cooperation between the two countries, in line with their peoples’ aspirations for stability and development.

 

President El-Sisi and His Majesty King Abdullah II focused on the current situation in the Gaza Strip and the catastrophic conditions endured by the Palestinians in the sector as a result of the persistent Israeli aggression for over seven months, which were further aggravated by the Israeli military hostilities in the Palestinian city of Rafah. President El-Sisi and His Majesty King Abdullah II underscored the fundamentals of their two countries, namely demanding an immediate and lasting ceasefire, providing urgent and full access for humanitarian aid and relief into Gaza, and categorically rejecting the forced displacement of the Palestinians and the liquidation of the Palestinian cause. They also reiterated the need for the international community to assume its responsibilities toward the recognition of a Palestinian State, along the June 4, 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, which will contribute to reinforcing the two-state solution and to restoring the Palestinian right.


Arab League summit's Bahrain Declaration

At the kind invitation of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Their Majesties, Highnesses and Excellencies, the leaders of the Arab States, held the Thirty-Third Ordinary Session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the Summit level (the Bahrain Summit), under the Chairmanship of His Majesty the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in affirmation of the bonds of brotherhood, history and common destiny that unite the Arab countries.

 

Believing in the importance of joint Arab action in maintaining the security and stability of Arab States, and of co-operation and integration in all fields, and emphasising the importance of dealing with the challenges and requirements of sustainable development through a unified strategic vision, for the good and benefit of the Arab peoples;

 

Recognising the strategic importance of the Arab nation at the global level, its economic potential and human resources, and the need to create conditions for enhanced co-operation, building economic partnerships and achieving comprehensive development based on common interests and mutual benefits, in order to meet the aspirations of our Arab peoples and achieve growth and prosperity;

 

Believing in the values of tolerance and human coexistence, promoting human fraternity and mutual respect among the nations and peoples of the world, supporting dialogue and understanding among religions, cultures and civilisations, promoting world peace and stability, adhering to the principles of our Islamic religion and our authentic Arab values, and consolidating fraternity, harmony and co-operation among the States of the world for the good and interest of humanity;

 

Committed to the principles of good neighbourliness, non-interference in internal affairs, mutual respect, peaceful resolution of disputes and directing efforts towards achieving peace, security and stability in the Middle East;

 

Keen to uphold solidarity, unity and synergy to deal collectively with current circumstances, and underlining the importance of communication, co-operation and integration to promote the collective progress of our States in all fields towards a secure, stable and prosperous region that meets the interests and aspirations of their peoples;

 

We, the leaders of the Arab countries collectively:

 

1- Express our condolences to the State of Kuwait and its brotherly people on the death of the late Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, the late Amir of Kuwait, may God rest his soul, and we congratulate His Highness Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, on His Highness's assumption of the reins of power in the State of Kuwait, wishing His Highness success and the people of Kuwait development and prosperity.

 

2- Express appreciation for the fine efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during its presidency of the Thirty-Second Arab Summit, and its generous endeavours to unify efforts, support joint Arab action, enhance regional security, and defend the interests of Arab countries and their peoples.

 

3- Reaffirm the importance of the continuation of the Arab-Islamic Joint Ministerial Committee in its efforts aimed at stopping the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, ending the humanitarian catastrophe afflicting over two million three hundred thousand Palestinian citizens, and mobilising an international position in support of the right of the brotherly Palestinian people to live in security, safety and freedom in their independent and sovereign State on their national soil. We thank the Committee for its efforts at the regional and international level, expressing appreciation for the efforts of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States in preparing and arranging for the holding of the Thirty-Third Summit.

 

4- Emphasise the need to immediately halt the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, the withdrawal of the Israeli occupation forces from all areas of the Strip, the lifting of the siege imposed on it, the removal of all obstacles and the opening of all crossings for the entry of adequate humanitarian assistance throughout it, and enabling United Nations organisations, especially the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to operate, and to provide them with financial support to carry out their responsibilities freely and securely. We reiterate our categorical rejection of any attempts to forcibly displace the Palestinian people from their land in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. We call for urgent action for an immediate and permanent ceasefire, an end to the aggression in the Gaza Strip, protection of civilians and the release of hostages and detainees.

 

In this context, we strongly condemn Israel's obstruction of ceasefire efforts in the Gaza Strip and its continued military escalation through the expansion of its aggression against the Palestinian city of Rafah, despite international warnings of catastrophic humanitarian consequences.

 

We also condemn the Israeli forces' control of the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing with the aim of tightening the siege on civilians in the Strip. This has led to the suspension of the crossing's functioning and the cessation of the flow of humanitarian aid, and the loss of the main lifeline of the Palestinian population of Gaza, and in this regard we call on Israel to withdraw from Rafah, in order to ensure safe humanitarian access.

 

We reaffirm the firm and permanent Arab position in support of the Palestinian issue, which remains a central issue and the foundation upon which peace and stability in the region can be achieved, and our categorical rejection of all attempts to displace the Palestinian people inside or outside their land, as a clear violation of international law, which we will collectively confront. We reaffirm our strong condemnation of all illegal Israeli measures and practices that target the brotherly Palestinian people and deprive them of their right to freedom, statehood, life and human dignity, as are guaranteed by international laws.

 

We reiterate our firm position and call for a just and comprehensive peaceful settlement of the Palestinian issue, and we support the call of His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine, to convene an international peace conference and to take irreversible steps to implement the two-state solution in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative and resolutions of international legitimacy to establish an independent and sovereign Palestinian state on the lines of 4 June 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital, and to accept its membership in the United Nations as an independent and fully sovereign state in common with other countries in the world, and to ensure the restoration of all legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, in particular, the right to return and self-determination, empowerment and support.

 

We call on the international community to implement the relevant Security Council resolutions issued since the outbreak of the war in Gaza, including resolution 2720, and urge the United Nations Senior Humanitarian Coordinator to expedite the establishment and activation of the UN mechanism stipulated in the resolution to be established inside the Gaza Strip to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid, and to overcome all obstacles imposed by Israel to the entry of aid in sufficient quantities to respond to the humanitarian catastrophe in the Strip. We call for the co-ordination of a joint Arab effort to provide humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip urgently and immediately, in co-operation with the relevant United Nations organisations.

 

In this context, we call on the international community to fulfil its legal obligations and take decisive measures to end the Israeli occupation of the Arab territories occupied in June 1967, including the occupied Syrian Golan and southern Lebanon, and to implement the relevant Security Council resolutions.

 

We stress the need for Israel, the occupying Power, to cease all its illegal actions that violate the rights of the Palestinian people and undermine the two-State solution and the prospects for a just and comprehensive peace in the region, including the construction and expansion of settlements, the confiscation of Palestinian land and the displacement of Palestinians from their homes.

 

We stress the need to halt all Israeli military operations and settler terrorism against the Palestinian people in the occupied West Bank and to end all measures that impede the growth of the Palestinian economy, including the withholding of Palestinian funds, in violation of international law, international humanitarian law and resolutions of international legitimacy.

 

We stress the sanctity of the occupied city of Jerusalem and its place among the monotheistic religions. We reject and condemn all Israeli attempts aimed at the Judaisation of Jerusalem, changing its Arab, Islamic and Christian identity, or changing the historical and legal status quo in it and its holy sites, whilst also stressing the need to protect the holy places in Bethlehem and to not compromise its cultural identity and religious sanctity.

 

We affirm our support for the historic Hashemite Custodianship of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, and its role in protecting its Arab, Islamic and Christian identity, as well as its role in protecting the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and its holy sites, noting that the Al-Aqsa Mosque / Al-Haram Al-Sharif with its entire area of 144,000 square meters, is a place of worship exclusively for Muslims, emphasising that the Jordanian Directorate of Jerusalem Endowments and the Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs is the exclusive legitimate body with jurisdiction to manage the affairs of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to maintain it and regulate entry to it.

 

We reaffirm our support for the role of the chairmanship of the Al-Quds Committee and the Bayt Mal Al-Quds Al-Sharif Agency, chaired by His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco.

 

We express grave concern over the recent military escalation in the region and the seriousness of its repercussions for regional security and stability. We call on all parties to exercise restraint and spare the region and its peoples the dangers of war and the increase in tension, and we call on the United Nations Security Council to assume its responsibility towards the maintenance of international peace and security, and to work to implement its resolutions related to a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, and to prevent the escalation of the crisis and the expansion of conflict in the Middle East.

 

We call on the international community to assume its responsibilities to follow-up efforts to advance the peace process to achieve a just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution, which embodies an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the lines of the fourth of June 1967, able to live in security and peace alongside Israel in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy and established references, including the Arab Peace Initiative.

 

We call for the deployment of United Nations international protection and peacekeeping forces in the occupied Palestinian territory until the two-state solution is implemented.

 

In this context, we stress the responsibility of the Security Council to take clear measures to implement the two-state solution, and we stress the need to set a time limit for the political process, and for aresolution to be issued by the Security Council under Chapter VII to establish an independent, sovereign, viable and contiguous Palestinian state on the lines of the fourth of June 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital, and to end any occupation presence on its territory, while holding Israel responsible for the destruction of cities and civilian facilities in the Gaza Strip.

 

We welcome the decision of the United Nations General Assembly at its meeting on 10 May 2024 on the request of the State of Palestine to obtain full membership of the United Nations, supported by 143 countries, and we call on the United Nations Security Council to reconsider its resolution issued in this regard in its session on 18 April 2024. We ask the Council to be fair and supportive of the rights of the Palestinian people to life, freedom and human dignity, and to work to implement its resolutions related to the Palestinian issue and the occupied Arab territories. We value the positions of the countries which have recognised the State of Palestine, and those which have announced that they will recognise it.

 

We call on all Palestinian factions to join together under the umbrella of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, and to agree on a comprehensive national project and a unified strategic vision to focus efforts towardsachieving the aspirations of the Palestinian people to achieve their legitimate rights and establish their independent national State on their national soil, on the basis of the two state solution, and in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy and established references.

 

5- Express our full solidarity with the brotherly Republic of Sudan in preserving its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and preserving the institutions of the Sudanese state, foremost of which are the armed forces, and we call for commitment to the implementation of the Jeddah Declaration in order to reach a ceasefire that guarantees the opening of humanitarian relief channels and the protection of civilians. We also urge the Sudanese government and the Rapid Support Forces to engage seriously and effectively with initiatives aimed at settling the crisis, including through the Jeddah platform, neighbouring countries and others, in order to end the ongoing conflict, restore security and stability in Sudan and end the plight of the brotherly Sudanese people.

 

6- Reaffirm the need to end the Syrian crisis, in line with Security Council Resolution 2254, in a way that preserves Syria's security, sovereignty and territorial integrity, achieves the aspirations of its people, rids it of terrorism, and provides an environment for the dignified, safe and voluntary return of refugees. We reject interference in Syria's internal affairs and any attempts to bring about demographic changes in it.

 

We stress the importance of the role of the Arab Liaison Committee and the Arab initiative to resolve the crisis and the need to implement the Amman Communiqué. We also support the efforts of the United Nations in this regard. We stress the need to find conditions to ensure the dignified, safe and voluntary return of Syrian refugees to their country, including the lifting of unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria, and the need for the international community to continue to shoulder its responsibilities towards them and to support host countries until their dignified, safe and voluntary return to Syria is achieved, in accordance with international standards. We warn of the repercussions of declining international support for Syrian refugees and their host countries.

 

7- Renew our firm support for the Presidential Leadership Council of the Republic of Yemen headed by His Excellency Dr. Rashad Mohammed Al-Alimi, and support the efforts of the Yemeni government in its endeavour to achieve national reconciliation among all components of the brotherly Yemeni people, as well as Yemeni unity to achieve security and stability in the country. We also support UN and regional efforts aimed at reaching a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis in accordance with the internationally established references represented by the Gulf Initiative and its implementation mechanism, the outcomes of the Yemeni National Dialogue and Security Council Resolution No. 2216, in order to achieve our collective goal to achieve the legitimate aspirations of the brotherly Yemeni people for peace, stability, development and prosperity.

 

8- Express our full support for the State of Libya, its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, the cessation of interference in its internal affairs, and the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from its territory within a specified period of time. We call on the Libyan House of Representatives and the High Consultative Council of the State to quickly agree on the issuance of electoral laws that meet the demands of the Libyan people to achieve simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections and end the transitional periods. We affirm support for efforts to reach a political settlement in line with the terms of reference of the solution, leading to the simultaneous holding of presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as possible, holding elections and unifying state institutions, to achieve the aspirations of the Libyan people. We call on all parties in Libya to continue the political process and achieve national reconciliation in a way that preserves the supreme interests of the State of Libya and achieves for its people their aspirations for peace, stability and prosperity. We praise the efforts of Libya's neighbouring countries, the League of Arab States, the United Nations and the African Union in bringing the views of the Libyan parties closer to restore Libyan unity and reach a political settlement to the Libyan crisis.

 

9- Also affirm our support for the Lebanese Republic and its sovereignty, stability and territorial integrity, and urge all Lebanese parties to give priority to the election of the President of the Republic, and to strengthen the work of constitutional institutions, address political and security challenges, implement the necessary economic reforms, and strengthen the capabilities of the Lebanese Armed Forces and Internal Security Forces to maintain Lebanon's security and stability and protect its internationally recognised borders in the face of Israeli aggressions.

 

10- Reaffirm our unwavering support for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of The Federal Republic of Somalia, and our solidarity with Somalia in protecting its sovereignty and confronting any measures that may detract from this. We support the efforts of the Somali government in combating terrorism, maintaining its security and stability, and advancing the process of sustainable development, and prosperity for the good and benefit of the brotherly Somali people.

 

11- Reaffirm the sovereignty of the United Arab Emirates over its three islands (Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa), and call on the Islamic Republic of Iran to respond to the initiative of the United Arab Emirates to find a peaceful solution to this issue through direct negotiations or recourse to the International Court of Justice, in accordance with the rules of international law and the Charter of the United Nations, which will contribute to confidence-building and enhancing security and stability in the Arabian Gulf region.

 

12- We reaffirm that Arab water security is an integral part of Arab national security, especially for the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Sudan, and emphasise the rejection of any action or procedure that infringes their rights to the waters of the Nile, as well as in the case of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of Iraq in respect to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and express solidarity with them in taking necessary measures to protect their security and water interests, expressing deep concern about the continuation of unilateral measures that would harm their water interests.

 

13- Reiterate our total and firm rejection of any support for armed groups or militias that operate outside the sovereignty of states and pursue or implement foreign agendas that contradict the supreme interests of Arab states, while stressing solidarity with all Arab countries in defending their sovereignty and territorial integrity and protecting their national institutions against any external attempts to attack, impose influence, undermine sovereignty, or prejudice Arab interests.

 

14- Strongly reiterate our firm position against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, categorically rejecting its motives and justifications, whilst working to dry up its sources of financing, supporting international efforts to combat extremist terrorist organisations, prevent their financing, and confront the serious repercussions of terrorism on the region and its threat to international peace and security.

 

15- Call for the adoption of deterrent measures, in accordance with the resolutions adopted by the League of Arab States and the United Nations Security Council, to combat extremism, hate speech and incitement, and to condemn these acts wherever they may occur, given their negative impact on social peace and the sustainability of international peace and security, and how they encourage the spread, escalation and recurrence of conflicts around the world, and destabilises security and stability. We also call on all States to promote the values of tolerance, peaceful coexistence and human fraternity, and to reject hatred, sectarianism, intolerance, discrimination and extremism in all its forms.

 

16- Reaffirm our adherence to the freedom of maritime navigation in international waters in accordance with the rules of international law and the conventions of the law of the sea, and to guarantee freedom of navigation in the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Gulf, and strongly condemn the threats to commercial shipping which threaten freedom of navigation, international trade and the interests of the countries and peoples of the world.

 

17- Reiterate our call for a Middle East free of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction, and support the right of States to possess peaceful nuclear energy. We urge them to fulfil their obligations and co-operate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency and not to exceed the uranium enrichment rates required for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

 

18- Affirm our determination to continue efforts to strengthen partnerships, strategic dialogues and joint co-operation with international blocs and friendly countries at all political, security, economic and social levels, within the framework of the principles of mutual respect, non-interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries, constructive dialogue, understanding and joint co-ordination, to promote common interests, and advance development and prosperity, to face all current challenges.

 

19- Reaffirm our keenness to co-operate closely with the United Nations and its specialised agencies, and to adhere to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and international law to maintain international peace and security, and support their efforts to address global challenges, including achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030, climate change, environmental protection, human rights, poverty, water and food security, renewable energy, and the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

 

20. Express our appreciation to the Kingdom of Bahrain for hosting the Thirty-Third Arab Summit and for its keenness and interest in developing prospects for joint Arab co-operation in various fields, and for the initiatives it has proposed aimed at creating a secure and stable environment for all peoples of the Middle East to start the phase of the recovery of the region, as follows:

 

I. Issuing a collective call to convene an international conference under the auspices of the United Nations to resolve the Palestinian issue based on the two-state solution, which ends the Israeli occupation of all occupied Arab territories, embodying an independent, sovereign and viable Palestinian state in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy, to live in peace and security alongside Israel, as a way to achieve a just and comprehensive peace.

 

II. Directing the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Arab States to take immediate action to communicate with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the countries of the world to urge them to quickly recognise the State of Palestine, and for the Ministers of Foreign Affairs to consult on how to proceed, and to inform the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States, in support of Arab efforts to obtain full membership of the State of Palestine in the United Nations as an independent and fully sovereign State, and to intensify Arab efforts with all members of the Security Council to achieve this recognition.

 

III. Providing educational services to those affected by conflicts in the region, who have been deprived of their right to formal education due to the security and political situation and the repercussions of displacement, asylum and migration, in co-operation and co-ordination between the League of Arab States, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

IV. Improving healthcare for those affected by conflicts in the region, developing the pharmaceutical and vaccine industry in Arab countries, and ensuring the availability of medicine and treatment, in co-operation and joint co-ordination between the League of Arab States, the World Health Organisation and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

V. Developing Arab co-operation in the field of financial technology, innovation and digital transformation, in order to provide an appropriate environment for the development of innovative financial products and services using modern technology.

 




Bahrain Summit Conclusion

 

The 33rd Arab Summit held in Bahrain concluded at Al Sakhir Palace, held under the presidency of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

 

King Hamad bin Isa delivered the following closing remarks:

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

 

Your Majesties, Excellencies, and Highnesses,

 

Your Excellency the Secretary General of the Arab League,

 

Ladies and gentlemen,

 

Honorable guests,

 

 

 

Peace be upon you,

 

 

 

Your Majesties, Excellencies, and Highnesses,

 

 

 

At the conclusion of the Arab League Summit at its 33rd session. We are pleased to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for your valuable participation and rich contributions to the outcome of this summit. These positive results underscore our collective keenness and sincere desire to advance the progress of joint Arab action, realising the interests of our neighbour nations and their noble peoples.

 

 

 

We take pride in hosting this meeting in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which bears noble messages and goals. On this occasion, we reiterate our heartfelt thanks and utmost appreciation to His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Arab League and all members of the General Secretariat for their notable efforts and sincere endeavours to accomplish the work for this important session in the best manner possible.

 

 

 

In conclusion, we pray to the Almighty to guide us all and direct our steps towards the goodness and benefit of our Arab nation, wishing the Republic of Iraq success and prosperity in hosting the upcoming Arab Summit, with the help of Allah Almighty.

 

 

 

Thank you, and may peace, mercy, and blessings be upon you.

 

 

Then, the king hosted a luncheon for the Arab leaders, heads of delegations, and representatives of Arab countries, on the occasion of the 33rd Arab Summit at Al Sakhir Palace.

 

 

 

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and prime Minister, attended the luncheon.

 

 

 

The King bid farewell to the Arab leaders, heads of delegations, and representatives of Arab countries, thanking them for their participation in the summit.

 

 

 

King Hamad expressed his hope for the outcomes of the summit to support joint Arab action and unity, achieving progress, prosperity, and upholding peace and stability in the region.

 

 

 

The Arab leaders, heads of delegations, and representatives of Arab countries, reiterated their appreciation to HM the King for his generous hospitality. They praised HM the King for his wise approach in leading the summit, commending Bahrain’s efforts in supporting joint Arab action.

 



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