Arab League Summit 2018 to discuss Palestine, Iran’s intervention in Syria and Yemen


Published: 2018-04-15 13:09

Last Updated: 2018-04-15 16:10

The Arab League Summit was held in Amman in 2017.
The Arab League Summit was held in Amman in 2017.
Roya News Source

King Abdullah II will head the Jordanian delegation to the 29th Arab League Summit in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

As Jordan hosted the previous summit in 2017, the King will deliver the opening speech at this year’s summit, Petra news agency reported.

The annual gathering of the 22-member Arab League will be attended by all the member countries, except Syria, and according to the host, the Palestinian conflict will be on top of the agenda.

Arab leaders will also discuss the US administration’s decision on Jerusalem, the crisis in Syria and the Iranian intervention in the region.

The Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, also clarified that the crisis between Qatar and other Gulf countries will not be discussed in the summit.

The summit begins one day after the US, UK and France launched airstrikes in Syria in response to a suspected use of chemical weapons earlier last week by Syrian President, Bashar Assad, in the former rebel stronghold of Douma.