Arab summit concludes with strong appeal for regional peace, unity

Monday, 2018-04-16 07:31:29
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Leaders and delegates of Arab countries attend the 29th Arab League Summit in Saudi Arabia's eastern city of Dhahran, on April 15, 2018. (Photo:Xinhua)
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The yearly Arab League (AL) Summit concluded in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia with unwavering stands for preserving regional peace and unity, especially the problems related to Jerusalem, Syria, Yemen...

According to an official AL announcement released by Saudi Press Agency after the summit, decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the "core issue" concerned by the entire Arab world, which firmly insists the fact that East Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Palestine.

The AL strongly opposes the US administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, wishing all the countries not to follow the US measures to harm Arab states' sovereignty.

UN resolutions shall be the only norms in negotiating the conflict, and Israel's unilateral actions could only tamper the facts and hamper the peace process, it said.

Referring to Yemen crisis, the AL voiced support for the Saudi-led Arab coalition's operations in Yemen to preserve Yemen's sovereignty and integrity, and demanded opening key ports and airports for aids to enter Yemen so as to ease the world's most serious humanitarian crisis there such as famine and outbreak of cholera.

Meanwhile, the summit reiterated that political solution is the only path for Syria to realize peace. Only eliminating terrorist groups and cutting off world powers' meddling could create chance for Syrian people to build an independent Syria.

The AL also denounced use of chemical weapons in any place, requiring an international investigation in accordance with international regulations into any such case.