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Arabs Welcome Riyadh’s Call to Hold Two Urgent Summits on Iran’s Assaults

Arabs Welcome Riyadh’s Call to Hold Two Urgent Summits on Iran’s Assaults

Monday, 20 May, 2019 - 11:15
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrives to deliver an address to Saudi consultative Shura council as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands next to him, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 13, 2017. SPA/Handout via Reuters
Jeddah – Asharq Al-Awsat
GCC and Arab countries welcomed Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s call to hold two urgent summits to discuss Iran’s assaults.

The two summits are scheduled to be held on May 30 in Makkah, one day before the convention of the Islamic summit.

UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a statement that the call reflects the Saudi leadership’s continued determination to establish regional peace and security.

The statement shed light on the leading role played by King Salman in “unifying Arab ranks and coordinating Arab stances."

“The current critical circumstances entail a unified Arab and Gulf stance toward the besetting challenges and risks,” the statement read.

The call represents a “significant opportunity for regional countries to achieve their aspirations for establishing peace and stability and ensuring our joint security, sovereignty and achievements.”

Bahrain, for its part, praised King Salman’s call, affirming its full support for all the steps taken by Saudi Arabia and its steadfast solidarity with its strenuous efforts to maintain security and stability of the region and promote Arab interests.

It stressed that the Saudi King’s move affirms the Kingdom’s role in leading joint Arab action and keenness to enhance its ability to overcome the extreme conditions faced by the Gulf region.

It said the Kingdom always carries joint consultation and coordination among GCC and Arab states to reach a unified collective position that guarantees security and stability of the region and its peoples and contributes to maintaining international peace and security.

‘This responsible decision taken by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques aims at reviewing regional developments in a unified Arab framework to discuss these assaults and their regional consequences,” said Ambassador of Djibouti to the Kingdom Dya Eddine Bamakhrama.

Saudi Arabia will host the 14th session of the Islamic Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah on May 31 under the chairmanship of King Salman.

The summit, which will be held under the theme “Makkah Summit: Together towards the Future,” aims at developing a unified stance on current issues and events in the Islamic world.

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