Arab League summit to take place in Algeria

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Algeria AlgeriaThe Arab League will hold its first annual summit in three years in November in Algeria. The bloc announced the news on Wednesday. The last Arab League summit was held in Tunis in March 2019. The Arab League cancelled the 2020 and 2021 annual summits because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The summit is usually taking place in March. However, it is delayed this time. The organisation’s chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that the summit will now be held in Algiers, Algeria, from November 1.

Meeting of Arab League foreign ministers

A meeting of Arab League foreign ministers was held in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, on Wednesday. The ministers discussed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They said that there is a need to come up with a diplomatic solution on this matter. Reportedly, Aboul Gheit issued a warning that the Russia-Ukraine war “must not let us forget the Arab crises that are not over.”

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