Arab summit concludes with calls for solidarity
(MENAFN) The 29th Arab League summit concluded on Sunday with gatherers in the Saudi city of Dhahran stressing the centrality of the Palestinian cause and rejection of the United States' decision to relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Minister Plenipotentiary at the foreign ministry Dr. Abdulaziz bin Saqr told the conference that a lasting, comprehensive peace continues to be "..the central cause of our nation, to reach the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the borders of June 4, 1967."
The declaration followed the announcement on Sunday of $150 million donation for the maintenance of Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem by Saudi Arabia's King Salman.
In a thinly veiled swipe at Iran bin Saqr also said the Arab nations must: "Be vigilant against the ideas surrounding our nation as a result of the regional ambitions and threats that occupy and violate the lands of the Arab states, target their capitals and their fabric, the fabric of their societies, their national identity and the sources of their peoples' lives and to act decisively against regional threats and interventions in Arab affairs."
He finished the address by calling for Arab solidarity to: "Accelerate the pace of joint Arab action mechanisms in the economic, social and developmental fields and implement the Arab strategies in these areas, leading to the achievement of sustainable development throughout the Arab world.
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