Solutions to Arab crises must be political: Arab parliament chief
Arab Parliament Speaker Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami stressed yesterday that any solution to crises and conflicts affecting the Arab region, including Syria, should be political. Salami highlighted the need to address challenges, he described as “grave, exceptional and dangerous,” through joint efforts, transparency, unearthing solutions and fighting terrorism and fundamentalism.
“Our strength is in our unity and cohesion as our language is one, our identity is one, our culture is one, our history is one and our destiny is one,” he told Arab delegates gathered at the Arab League in Cairo. He expressed support of the three summits recently hosted by Riyadh, saying they did much to build a solid partnership between Arab and Islamic countries, and the United States.
This partnership is aimed at tackling fundamentalism and terrorism, along with nations and institutions that fund it, achieving peace, stability and development in Arab and Islamic countries Arab countries have become initiators in resolving issues of common interest, he said, particularly on terrorism and steps to ensure regional safety and security. Furthermore, he reiterated his condemnation of Israeli policies, including digging a tunnel under the Wailing Wall and it’s continuing construction of settlements on occupied Palestinian lands.
On the Gulf crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries, he expressed extreme anxiety over its continuation and underlined the need to resolve this matter within the Gulf Cooperation Council’s framework.
On Tuesday, Kuwait’s MP Ali Al-Deqbasi stressed the importance of enhancing and updating the mechanism of joint Arab action in order to attain the aspirations and ambitions of Arab people. It is also important to restore Arab solidarity and meet people’s ambitions in accomplishing further economic, humanitarian, sports, educational, and media objectives, in addition to protecting Arab societies, and interests, Deqbasi said at the conclusion of Arab Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Political, and National Security Committee’s meetings at Arab Parliament (AP).
The Kuwaiti lawmaker, who is also an AP member, also pointed out the “massive” economic challenges currently facing the Arab nation, in addition to the outbreak of diseases, poverty, and famine in several Arab countries. An effective and fast Arab action is so essential in facing current challenges, he noted, adding that Arab national security is currently “hacked” and that Arab nations are threatened by multiple dangers on all levels. —KUNA
CAIRO: The sixth session of the Second Legislative term of the Arab Parliament in progress. —KUNA