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The 2018 Arab League Summit (also known as the Dhahran Summit or Dammam Summit or Jerusalem summit[3]) was the Arab League's 29th summit held in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on Sunday, 15 April 2018. The Summit was initially expected to be held in Riyadh.[4][5] A preparatory meeting was held in Riyadh on Thursday, 12 April 2018 which was presided over by the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir.[2][6] Foreign Ministers of the 22 countries attended the meeting.[7]

The Arab League's 29th summit
Dhahran Summit
Host country Saudi Arabia
Date15 April 2018[1][2]
Venue(s)King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture[1]
CitiesDhahran, Eastern Province[1]
Follows2017 Arab League summit

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AttendanceEdit

Arab League representativesEdit

Other participantsEdit

VenueEdit

The summit was announced to be held at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture which was constructed by Saudi Aramco and was opened in 2016.[1]

 
King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture where the summit will take place.

Security MeasuresEdit

As a security measure a number of roads were closed for traffic in the Dammam-Dhahran-Khobar region.[12] It was also declared that all educational institutions would remain closed on Sunday.[13]

Invitation to QatarEdit

Despite the blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and a number of other countries, an official invitation was sent to Qatar to attend the Summit.[12] The Foreign Ministry of Qatar issued a statement that Qatar had accepted the invitation and would be attending the Summit.[14] The Saudi Foreign Minister al-Jubeir announced that the Qatar diplomatic crisis would not be discussed at the Summit.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Saudi gears up for Arab Summit". Gulf Digital News. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Palestine top priority at Arab summit – Al-Jubeir". Saudi Gazette. SPA. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=ar&newsid=1752393
  4. ^ "Riyadh Arab Summit to take place April 15: Arab League chief". Reuters. Reuters. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "King Mohammed VI to Attend Arab League Summit in Riyadh". The North Africa Post. 11 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Al-Jubeir Chairs Preparatory Meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers". The official Saudi Press Agency. Saudi Press Agency. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  7. ^ Al Wasmi, Naser (11 April 2018). "Leaders of the Arab world descend on Saudi Arabia ahead of summit". The National. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Arab Leaders Arrive in Dhahran for 29th Arab Summit 3". The official Saudi Press Agency. Saudi Press Agency. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Arab Leaders attend the Summit". Rudaw. Rudaw. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  10. ^ Houssari, Najia (13 April 2018). "Lebanese president to emphasize unity at Dammam summit". Arab News. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Sudan's al-Bashir to participate in Arab summit". Sudan Tribune. SUNA. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  12. ^ a b Haider, Saeed (12 April 2018). "Stage set for Arab Summit on Sunday". Saudi Gazette. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Schools closed in Dammam as Arab summit opens today". Saudi Gazette. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Qatar: Government Accepts Saudi Invitation To Arab Summit in Riyadh". Stratfor. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Qatar solution within GCC, says Riyadh". The Gulf Today. Agence France-Presse. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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