Malabo hosts Africa-Arab Summit
MALABO: The 4th Africa-Arab Summit will be held next week in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The upcoming summit, to be held on November 23, will build up on resolutions made in the previous summit. It will focus on building foundations of respect, trust and common interest. It will also focus on finding common grounds on economic and sustainable development cooperation. The 3rd Africa-Arab Summit was held in Kuwait in 2013 where it was decided to a true geopolitical openness with countries of the African continent.
Kuwait has kept promises it made in the previous summit of meeting the needs of the African countries of improving their economy, infrastructure, food security, agriculture and development projects; hence bettering the lives of its people. The 3rd Summit adopted a new partnership strategy and a joint plan of action. The two regions reviewed progress made in the three years since, and deliberated on how to strengthen their cooperation in ways that would live up to the expectations of their citizens in terms of socio cultural and economic development based on the principles of equality, mutual interest and respect.
It issued “Kuwait Declaration” which voiced out a collective desire to promote cooperation in the political, economic and socio-cultural fields between the Arab and African nations as a fix of disputes and violence in the two regions. The Second AfricaArab Summit was held in Sirte, Libya, in 2010. It stressed the importance of building a partnership between the two regions which was agreed upon on the First Summit that was held in Cairo, Egypt, in 1977. The first summit came up with “Cairo Declaration” that comprised of 13 articles; it was a true pledge of Arab and African countries to develop bilateral and multilateral relations, through long term comprehensive strategic cooperation. — KUNA
KUWAIT: Cannons are stationed at the historic Red Palace in Al-Jahra governorate.— KUNA