King Salman calls for Arab-South American summit

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sent invitations to leaders of Kuwait, Sudan and Yemen to attend the fourth Summit of Arab-South American countries. (File photo: AP)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has called on Arab leaders to attend the Fourth Summit of Arab-South American countries set to be held in Riyadh next month.

The king sent invitations to Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Yemen's President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi to attend, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The Summit of South American-Arab Countries is a bi-regional mechanism for cooperation and political coordination, which gathers the 22 member-states of the Arab League and the 12 countries of South America.

It was first created after being proposed by Brazil and held its first meeting in 2005 in Brasilia. A second summit was held in Doha, Qatar, in 2009 and the last time in Lima, Peru, in October 2012.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49