Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will attend the summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the first time on Friday, after civil wars began in his country in 2011.
As a result of regional convergences, a vote was made on Syria's participation in the Arab League and it was agreed on the participation of the state in the union. Syria was officially admitted to the Arab League on 7 May.
Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, invited as Syria's guest of honor, will also attend the Arab League Summit, which will be held for the 32nd time.
Zelenskyy will then travel on to the G7 meeting in Hiroshima in Japan from the Saudi city of Jeddah on a French government plane, the source told Reuters.
In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, the President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh said that he hoped the summit in Saudi Arabia "will lead to recommendations and decisions that contribute to resolving critical situations and difficult conditions faced by the Arab world, while preserving unity and solidarity among Arab brothers."
According to Arab News, he said that after the recent diplomatic developments in the Arab world, Saudi Arabia is looking for "home grown solutions" to regional problems.
Jordanian lawmaker and political analyst Omar Ayasrahn researched Arab News about the Summit:
"It has been preceded by a number of Saudi-led initiatives and practical steps aimed first at laying down positive grounds for the meeting and consequently building a unified Arab position on regional and the necessary collective framework to address them."
One of the possible topics of discussion will be the civil war in Sudan, which has been going on since April 15.
Member states are expected to encourage parties whose previous ceasefires have not been successful to engage in dialogue and resume negotiations mediated by Saudi Arabia.
The conflict in Yemen will also be on the agenda. The Arab League is expected to take initiatives to resolve the conflicts.
In the run-up to the summit, Yemeni officials have said that Arab League members can assist in achieving peace by supporting current peace efforts, including a Saudi-led initiative that addresses points of contention between the Yemeni government and the Houthis.
Source: commonspace.eu - LBC International