A source in the Arab League told Al-Sharq newspaper, that the next Arab summit, scheduled to be held in Algeria, will be held on time before the end of March 2022, under the charter of the Arab League.
The source added that consultations to set the date of the summit are taking place between the host country and the General Secretariat of the Arab League, and member states will be notified of it as soon as it is set.
The Arab Summit was postponed for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, as it was scheduled for March 2020, but the League of Arab States announced on February 29, 2020, its postponement due to the spread of the Coronavirus. The last summit was held in Tunisia in 2019.
Last September, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, announced that the next Arab summit would be held in March 2022 in the Algerian capital.
At the time, Aboul Gheit said that Arab parties wish to open a dialogue with Syria and return it to the League, noting that other countries consider it too early to talk about this issue.
The Algerian president stated that “the next Arab summit should be a comprehensive summit,” noting that Algeria “is a country that brings together and reform.”
Arab League Foreign Ministers meetings continued
Although the summit was not held, the Arab League witnessed a meeting of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers in September, which was held on the sidelines of 4 meetings of ministerial committees concerned with the crisis with Iran, commitment to implementing Arab summit decisions, and action against Israeli policies, in addition to a closed consultative meeting of ministers.
The Arab Ministerial Committee on Turkish Interference in the Internal Affairs of Arab Countries issued a statement confirming “the illegality of Turkey’s military presence in the Arab countries, and the need to withdraw all its forces without restrictions or conditions,” during a meeting on Thursday, chaired by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, at the League headquarters in Cairo.