Today, Monday, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced that his country will host the next Arab summit in March 2022, after it was postponed since 2020 due to the Corona pandemic.
This came in a speech by Tebboune while supervising a meeting organized by the presidency with the heads of the country’s diplomatic missions at the Conference Palace in the capital, Algiers.
The Arab summit was expected in Algeria in March 2020, but the outbreak of the Corona epidemic led to its postponement.
Regarding the most prominent files that the summit will deal with, the Algerian president explained that it will be to renew the collective Arab commitment to the Palestinian cause, and to confirm the adherence of all countries to the Arab Peace Initiative, launched by the late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in 2002 at the Beirut Summit, and aims to establish a Palestinian state and the return of refugees. And the withdrawal from the occupied Golan Heights, in exchange for peace with Israel.
As for the second file at the summit, according to President Tebboune, it is the reform of the work system of the League of Arab States in order to face the current challenges, without providing more details about the nature of these reforms.
Algeria’s demand for reforming the Arab League goes back years, as it had previously called at the 2005 summit it hosted, for a fundamental reform of the work of the League, including rotating the position of the Secretary-General among member states.
The founding charter of the League of Arab States was signed in Cairo in March 1945, in the presence of delegates from 7 countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen.