Sayyid Fahd attends Arab Summit

Muscat - 

On behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers participated in the 29th  Arab Summit at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

The summit discussed the Palestinian issue, the Arab-Israeli conflict, issues in Syria, Libya and Yemen, in addition to steps taken to combat terrorism and the economic and social cooperation among Arab states.

The Omani delegation comprised Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Dr Adbullah bin Mohammed bin Said al Sa’eedi, Minister of Legal Affairs and Sheikh Mohammed bin Said bin Saif al Kalbani, Minister of Social Development and government officials.

Leaders also discussed plans to hold an Arab cultural summit and the Arab Summit dates in 2019. The summit reviewed trade and investment matters, the Arab strategy to meet water challenges, the second phase of the Arab emergency food security programme and the Arab agreement for the exchange of information on plant and heritage resources.

The summit was attended by Arab leaders, as well as a number of representatives of regional and international organisations, led by the UN secretary general António Guterres as well as the African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki, the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, in addition to Steven De Mistura, the UN’s envoy to Syria.

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