Arabi: Kuwait attempts to ‘bridge gap’ between Arab countries commendable
Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Araby - REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

CAIRO: Kuwait’s attempts to “bridge the gap” between Arab countries ahead of next week’s Arab Summit is commendable, Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi said Monday.

The summit is expected to discuss major issues facing the Arab world, such as terrorism, the Syrian and Palestinian conflicts, weapons of mass destruction and issues of development.

In statement to the press Monday, Araby stressed the need to hold the summit as scheduled to pave the way for resolving conflicts among Arab countries by “bringing leaders together,” Youm7 reported.

Regarding the decision taken by a number of Gulf states to withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar, he said the issue would not be discussed in the Arab League summit, adding that the issue would instead be discussed in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Disagreements between Qatar and various Arab Gulf countries have led some of the latter – Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E. and Bahrain – to recall their ambassadors from Qatar in recent weeks.

Additional reporting by Adel al-Sanhoury and Youssef Ayoub.

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