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Jeddah Summit discusses security and development challenges

Jeddah Summit discusses security and development challenges

Ahmad Atef, Hoda Jassim (Capitals)

Today, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is hosting the “Jeddah Summit for Security and Development” in Jeddah, which was convened by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Egypt, and the leaders of the Jordanian Gulf Cooperation Council. , Iraq and the United States.
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will depart for Saudi Arabia today to lead a Bahraini delegation to the Jeddah Summit for Security and Development, the Royal Court of Bahrain has announced.
Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported that Sheikh Nawab Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, representative of the Emir of Kuwait, will visit. The Kingdom, Oman News Agency confirmed that the Sultan of Oman, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, appointed the Deputy Prime Minister for International Cooperation for Relations and the Sultan’s Special Representative, Asad bin Tariq Al Said, to participate in the summit. Summit work.
For his part, Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Gulf Arab States, stressed the importance of convening the Jeddah Summit on Security and Development, which begins today, by invitation. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Al-Hajraf emphasized that the summit is a regional and international platform to address security issues, challenges, development areas and aspirations, and coordinate efforts to promote stability and prosperity in the region and the world, especially in light of the fast-moving challenges. It is witnessed at all levels and fields.
He appreciated the initiative of Saudi Arabia, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the Crown Prince, in calling for this summit, reflecting the pioneering role of the Kingdom, which is presiding over the current session of the summit this year. Co-operative Council Council.
He emphasized the GCC’s confidence in its constructive and vital role by strengthening its position and presence as a fundamental pillar of security and stability in the region, a leading role model for comprehensive development, an engine for the economy and a partner towards the future. Regional and international arenas.
Al-Hajraf expressed his desire that the Jeddah Summit on Security and Development will begin a new phase based on common understanding and joint action in dealing with security and stability challenges. Creating goals and futures.
Meanwhile, Jordan’s King Abdullah II will attend the Jeddah Security and Development Summit from the United States today, Jordanian news agency Petra reported.
In addition to Jordan, the Gulf Cooperation Council, which brings together the United States, Egypt and Iraq, will discuss regional and international developments and ways to expand cooperation between participating countries, especially in the economic sectors, food security, energy and water.
On the sidelines of the summit, the Jordanian king will hold meetings with participants to discuss several regional issues, the first of which is the Palestinian issue, as well as efforts to find political solutions to crises in the region and strengthen bilateral ties. .
For his part, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Qassemi confirmed that the Jeddah conference will discuss opportunities for cooperation on energy and climate change files.
Al-Qassemi said during a press conference before leaving the capital Baghdad to attend a summit in Saudi Arabia that Iraq seeks to zero in on problems and achieve a balance in relations, which will not be a springboard. Intimidation of neighboring countries.
He mentioned that he will discuss with the US President about the file of strategic agreement on aspects of health and economy.
According to experts in political affairs, energy, food security, strengthening US-Arab relations and stability of the region are among the main files of the summit.
US political analyst Hadeel Owais told Al-Ittihad that the US has realized the importance of strengthening its ties with the Middle East, especially the Gulf countries.
The Jeddah summit will discuss several key issues between the United States and the Middle East, as well as strengthening peace in the Arab region and addressing security and economic challenges, according to former Foreign Minister Ambassador Hassan Haridi. is coming
Haridi also told Al-Ittihad that the food security of the region’s countries in light of the expected global food crisis will be discussed at the upcoming summit, in addition to talking about the progress of the ceasefire observed by the United Nations in Yemen. The humanitarian situation there.

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