During Arab League summit, Mansour calls on Arab nations to be united
Interim President of Egypt Adly Mansour - AP/Nasser Waggi

CAIRO: During his speech in the opening ceremony of the Arab League summit in Kuwait, President Adly Mansour said Tuesday that Arab nations are capable of moving past the current crisis by taking inspiration from our ancestors.

“Our Arabism is not a logo, but it is our identity and source of power, if we appreciate the potentials it offers us,” said Mansour.

Mansour called for coordinated efforts to uphold the interests of Arab nationalism and to face any attempts to drive a wedge between Arab nations.

Arab countries should approve a strategy to face extremist ideology, said Mansour, adding that he calls on all Arab Leaders to be united in saying the “world system suffers from imbalances and double standards, so we have to unite our words through this summit.”

In his speech, he called on Arab nations to approve a program to eliminate illiteracy in the region during the next 10 years.

Mansour also said that Egyptians will not forget who supported them after the events of June 30, adding that the road map is almost complete.

He denounced Israeli attacks on Gaza, holding Israel responsible for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation there.

Mansour added “we are looking forward to ending Israeli occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian country.”

Mansour criticized terrorist groups and terrorism, which he says do not take into account the sanctity of the nation or religion, saying that Egypt will not tolerate those killers.

The 25th session of the Arab League is being attended by 13 Arab Leaders.

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