Arab countries uncomfortable with Algeria hosting Arab League Summit

Arab countries uncomfortable with Algeria hosting Arab League Summit

Arab states continue to show little or no enthusiasm for an Arab Summit that was due to take place in Algeria last March but has never taken place.

At an Arab Summit meeting, Algerian foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra begged Arab heads of states to attend the summit which is now seen by many diplomats as unlikely to be held in November.

The summit was postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic but is due to be held this year in Algeria. Algerian President Tebboune spoke earlier with certainty and arrogance that the summit will be held in March 2022 and that Syria will take back its seat.

Egyptian diplomatic sources told London-based Al Araby that the summit will be postponed once again.

Foreign minister Lamamra rushed to discredit the news as rumors as the Algerian regime did during the last postponement.

Algeria was punching above its weight promising to reach a landmark deal between Palestinians amid empty slogans by Algerian president and foreign minister of uniting Arabs.

The Syrian regime said it will not attend the summit, a move that it described as conducive to maintaining Arab unity. According to analysts, the decision was taken after Algeria asked the Syrians to do them the favor of not attending.

But this is not the issue for Arab states who deplore an increasing Algerian connivance with the Iranian agenda in the region.

Algeria unilateral cut of its diplomatic ties with Morocco also means that Arab states including the GCC and Egypt will not accept Algiers hostility to Rabat and its support for the Polisario separatist militias in the region.

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