ALGIERS - Assistant Secretary General of the Arab League, Houssam Zaki said Thursday that the Arab League supports Algeria's efforts aimed at unifying the Arab and Palestinian ranks through the Arab Summit scheduled to take place in November, saying that this step was "the beginning of a more effective Arab action."
In an interview with APS, Zaki said that the situation in the Arab world required all efforts to achieve the unity of ranks.
" Algeria has a long experience in terms of the unification of ranks," he said stressing "the great interest of the Algerian leadership in this matter.
He expressed, in this regard, his support and his "great" satisfaction with these efforts which are, he believes, "the beginning of a more effective Arab action.
Deploring the division of the Palestinian ranks, "a subject that distresses us as Arabs," the diplomat said that Algeria had taken the initiative to host the Palestinian dialogue before the Arab Summit.
Describing his meeting on Wednesday in Algiers with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community abroad, Ramtane Lamamra "excellent," Zaki said it had allowed to review all issues relating to the holding of the Arab Summit in Algiers, including "logistical preparations, the program, issues at the heart of the interests of member states, and many files to be included in the agenda of the Summit.
"The Arab League has not met since 2019, because of the covid-19 pandemic, and here we are on the eve of the 31st Arab Summit in Algiers," he added, stressing the particular importance of this Summit that will allow Arab leaders to be gathered in the same place and hold consultation sessions and bilateral meetings.
"We hope that this Summit will be able to achieve even a part of the expectations of the Arab people regarding issues related to stability, security, peace and prosperity, he concluded.