Algeria sends Palestine first official invitation to Arab Summit
After calling it the Palestine summit, Algeria is to officially invite Palestine as the first Arab country to participate in the overturned Arab summit, held in the state capital, Algiers.
Algeria sent Palestine the first official invitation on Monday to the upcoming Arab summit on November 1 in the state capital Algiers.
The invitation was handed over by Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after arriving Monday evening.
It is noteworthy that the Algerian government, in its preparations for the Arab summit, had called it the Palestine Summit, intending to unite the Arab ranks around the Palestinian cause.
In a related context, on Monday, the Algerian Foreign Ministry "appreciates Syria's support for various means of promoting joint Arab action at the bilateral and collective levels in a way that benefits Arab national security in all its dimensions, as it clarified that the priority for it is to strengthen Arab-Arab relations and unite Arab ranks."
It stressed that "Algeria intends to continue its endeavors in the upcoming Arab summit," "through setting up the appropriate work mechanism and adopting the necessary methodology for this purpose."
On July 2, Lamamra stated that Algeria will do its best to reunite and strengthen Arab ties, stressing that Syria is a founding member of the League of Arab States, and must return to taking its seat in it.