Saudi Arabia: Arab meet dubbed 'Jerusalem Summit' by King Salman

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz announced on Sunday that the 29th Arab League Summit in the city of Dhahran will be redubbed the 'Jerusalem summit' to underline the importance of the Palestinian cause. Before allowing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to deliver his speech to the summit, the Saudi monarch revealed that Saudi Arabia donated a sum of USD 150 million to the Awqaf and Islamic... Еще affairs department in Jerusalem and another USD 50 million to support programmes carried out by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Abbas said the United States' decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel made it a 'party in the conflict.' Under the chairmanship of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz this year, leaders and high-ranking representatives from the 22 Arab League member states are due to discuss a wide range of issues. UN General Assembly Antonio Guterres, African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini are attending the summit, which begins just a day after the US, France and Britain launched airstrikes in Syria.

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