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HM King, HRH Prince Salman welcome Arab leaders for today’s 33rd Arab Summit

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His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, yesterday welcomed top regional leaders to the Kingdom of Bahrain for today’s important 33rd Arab Summit.

Among those in attendance were heads of state and high-ranking officials from across the Arab world, reflecting the significance of this gathering for the region.

HM the King received Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi at Al Sakhir Palace. Earlier, HRH Prince Salman welcomed President El Sisi and His Majesty King Abdulla II Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan upon arrival at the airport.

HM the King and HRH Prince Salman wished Their Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses, leaders of the Arab countries, success in achieving the objectives of serving the Arab nation and promoting peace, security and stability in the region.

HM King Hamad reaffirmed Bahrain’s commitment to advancing Arab unity and solidarity.

The presence of top regional leaders set the stage for today’s summit proceedings, where critical issues such as regional security, economic development, and political reform are expected to be addressed.

With leaders convening to address pressing challenges and explore opportunities for collaboration, the 33rd Arab Summit promises to be a significant milestone in shaping the future of the Arab world.

Geopolitical landscape

The agenda for the Summit encompasses a wide range of topics reflecting the complex geopolitical landscape of the Middle East.

Key issues expected to dominate discussions include the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, counterterrorism efforts, economic development, and political reforms.

Amidst ongoing conflicts and tensions in the region, discussions on regional security are likely to take center stage.

Leaders will address the threats posed by terrorism, extremism, and foreign intervention, while exploring avenues for enhancing collective security measures and strengthening intra-Arab cooperation.

Focal point

The enduring Palestinian-Israeli conflict remains a focal point of Arab Summit deliberations.

Leaders are expected to reaffirm their support for the Palestinian cause, denounce Israeli aggression and occupation, and explore diplomatic avenues for advancing a just and lasting solution to the conflict.

In light of the economic challenges facing many Arab nations, discussions on economic development and diversification are expected to feature prominently.

Leaders will explore strategies for promoting sustainable growth, fostering innovation, and addressing socio-economic disparities within the region.

The Arab Summit provides an opportunity for leaders to address calls for political reforms and greater democratisation within their respective countries.

Discussions on political inclusivity, human rights, and governance are likely to reflect evolving dynamics across the Arab world.


HRH Prince Salman welcomes Jordan’s HM King Abdulla II. (AFP)


His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HM the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas. (AFP)