27th Arab League Summit opens

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27th Arab League Summit opens

27th Arab League Summit opens

(Nouakchott) – Arab leaders and top diplomats of the Arab world congregated in a large tent in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, for the opening ceremony of the 27th Arab League Summit.
Whiles Egypt’s Abdel Fatteh Al Sisi could not attend due to heavy domestic schedules, King Salman of Saudi Arabia also failed to show up due to health reasons.
Even though anti-terrorism is billed to feature strongly in the talks, delegates are also looking to give a new push to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
The Summit is chaired by Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Earlier on Sunday, Arab foreign ministers voiced support for a new French initiative aimed at relaunching Israeli-Palestinian talks and holding an international conference for peace by close of 2016.
Last year, delegates at the summit pushed for the creation of a joint Arab military force against Islamic militants and issues of insurgency in the region.