Riyadh, November 8, 2023 - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Secretariat General of the Arab League and the African Union Commission (AUC), has announced the postponement of the fifth Arab-African summit. This decision has been made in light of the continuing developments in Gaza. The Ministry underscores its commitment to safeguarding the stability and progress of the Arab-African partnership, with a particular focus on economic and developmental cooperation.
The Ministry's decision to postpone the summit is a prudent step taken in consideration of the unfolding political dynamics in the region. The postponement aims to ensure that the Arab-African partnership remains undisturbed while allowing the involved parties to address the pressing concerns emerging from the ongoing developments in Gaza.
The Ministry's announcement highlighted the urgency of the situation in Gaza, prompting the need for both an extraordinary Arab summit and an Islamic summit. These gatherings will be devoted to the extensive discussion of the ongoing crisis, with a particular emphasis on its profound humanitarian implications.
The Ministry remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting the objectives of the Arab-African partnership and will closely monitor the situation to determine the appropriate timing for the rescheduling of the fifth Arab-African summit. Further updates on the summit's new date will be communicated in due course.