Muscat – Delegated by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, Sayyid Asaad bin Tarik al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, will leave on Monday for the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to chair the Sultanate of Oman’s delegation in the 31st Arab Summit, due to be held in the capital Algiers on November 1 and 2.
Sayyid Asaad will be accompanied by an official delegation comprising Sayyid Badr Hamad al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, Dr Abdullah Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Dr Said Mohammed al Saqri, Minister of Economy, Sheikh Khalifa Ali al Harthy, Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs in the Foreign Ministry, Abdullah Nassir al Rahbi, Ambassador of Oman to Egypt and its Permanent Representative to the Arab League, Saif Nasir al Badai, Ambassador of Oman to Algeria, and the two advisors at the Office of Sayyid Asaad.
Speaking in Algiers a day before the summit, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, Secretary-General of the Arab League, said that food security and the Palestinian issue will be on top of the agenda of the summit.
In his opening remarks at the proceedings of the foreign ministers’ preparatory meeting for the Arab League Summit, Aboul-Gheit urged the Palestinian factions to implement the Algiers Declaration signed two weeks ago in Algiers in a bid to reach real reconciliation.
He further noted that the summit in Algiers “should be a milestone for brand new joint Arab action”.