Al-Jubeir: Riyadh will host the upcoming Arab Summit

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir attends the preparatory meeting of Arab Foreign ministers of the 28th Ordinary Summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea, Jordan March 27, 2017. (Reuters)

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir disclosed on Wednesday evening that Saudi Arabia has agreed to host the next annual 29 th Arab summit at the request of the United Arab Emirates.

At the end of the one-day Arab summit in Jordan, Arab leaders said on Wednesday that they are ready to achieve historic reconciliation with Israel in exchange for its withdrawal from the territories it occupied in the 1967 war.

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that Arab countries would support the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks to end decades of conflict if it guarantees the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

Aboul Gheit called on states not to transfer their embassies to Jerusalem.

King Abdullah II of Jordan affirmed the success of the 28th Arab Summit saying: “despite the circumstances and challenges facing the Arab region, the Arab summit was a success thanks to the Arab leaders.”

The King of Jordan added that the Arab leaders discussed all the issues at the Arab summit with the utmost transparency. In addition, he reiterated the importance of promoting joint Arab action in a way that would overcome challenges and serve the Arab nation.

The King of Jordan was thankful to the Arab leaders for their participation in the Arab Summit, declaring the end of the final session of the Summit.
 

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