Published: 11:45, May 18, 2023 | Updated: 11:58, May 18, 2023
Arab foreign ministers meet ahead of Arab League Summit
By Xinhua

In this photo provided by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan, speaks during the Arab foreign ministers meet ahead of the Arab summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 17, 2023. (PHOTO / SAUDI PRESS AGENCY VIA AP)

RIYADH - Arab foreign ministers met on Wednesday in the Saudi city of Jeddah ahead of the annual Arab League Summit, the Al Arabiya news channel reported.

The ongoing conflict in Sudan, the readmission of Syria to the Arab bloc and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict top the agenda of the meeting and the upcoming summit.

The meeting also tackled draft resolutions that will be discussed during the summit.

Saudi Arabia, which took over the rotating presidency of the summit from Algeria during the meeting, will host the summit on Friday that gathers Arab leaders to discuss regional and international issues.

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During the meeting, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud highlighted the need for unity among Arab countries to overcome challenges, while his Algerian counterpart Ahmed Attaf called for joint efforts to overcome hurdles as the summit takes place under "special" regional circumstances.