Jeddah will host the 32nd Arab Summit chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud with His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, in attendance on 19 May in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia was handed the torch from Algeria on Wednesday when Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, chaired the preperatory meeting on 18 May attended by foreign ministers.
A notable feature of this year's Arab summit, is that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be attending for the first time since 2011 when Syria was kicked out of the Arab League following its crackdown on pro-democracy protests in the country.
The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs said: "Our world today is facing a number of challenges and difficulties that place us at a crossroads, necessitating that we stand together and exert more efforts to strengthen joint Arab action in order to confront them and find appropriate solutions to them, so that our region becomes safe and stable and enjoys prosperity."
Arab leaders will discuss the situation in Syria, Sudan, Yemen and Libya and how to enhance cooperation, among other matters.
Al Majalla will be publishing in-depth analysis and interviews on the Jeddah Summit and its decisions.
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