Sisi arrives in Saudi Arabia to participate in Arab summit

  • Sisi arrives in Saudi Arabia to participate in Arab summit

Sisi arrives in Saudi Arabia to participate in Arab summit

The crisis has presented significant challenges to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as it attempts to deal with economic and security issues.

In his opening speech at the Arab League summit, Salman also criticised the controversial USA decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem but avoided any mention of Syria, just 24 hours after Western strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

King Abdullah II of Jordan stressing the need for a two-state solution for Palestine condemned the US's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and other Arab leaders arrived in the city of Dhahran, south to Dammam, on Saturday to participate in the 29th Arab summit.

The Qatari delegation will be headed by Doha's permanent representative to the Arab League, Saif bin Muqaddam al-Buainain, the state news agency said without elaborating.

The Syrian conflict, the Palestinian issue and alleged Iranian interference are expected to dominate discussions during the one-day event.

He said that the Palestinian commitment to the two-state solution and renunciation of violence is a clear evidence of their firm commitment to peace.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that Qatar's crisis would not be on the table at the Arab League summit, Al Arabiya reported.

He believed there has been a huge setback in the process of solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict after U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement. "We have devoted all energies to preserve the longstanding legal and historic status quo in it and safeguard the Holy City and its identity and Islamic and Christian sanctities, especially the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Haram Al Sharif", it quoted the King as affirming.