The Arab League announced that it has invited Arab leaders to attend the 27th Arab League summit which is scheduled to be held in Nouakchott on the 25th and 26th of July and that will be called the “Summit of Hope”.
After holding talks with Mauritania’s permanent representative to the Arab League Widadi Ould Sidi Haiba, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Arab League Ambassador Ahmed Ben Helli said in a statement yesterday that “President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has invited leaders of the Arab states with the exception of one or two leaders who will be invited during the current period”. The Mauritanian Foreign Minister and the Secretary General of the Arab League have also jointly invited a number of senior international figures to attend the summit, including the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
After the meeting, which was attended by the Assistant Secretary-General, head of human resources, financial and public services Ambassador Adnan Issa Ahmed Khudair, Ben Helli added that Mauritania has informed them of all preparations for hosting the summit including the opening of a new airport and arrangements for delegations and leaders’ accommodation. He also stressed that arrangements for the summit are in full swing.