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16 Arab heads of state attending Jordan Summit

The Dead Sea (IINA) � Sixteen kings, emirs and presidents are participating the 28th Arab Summit being held near the Dead Sea, while five countries are being represented at the level of senior officials.

The leaders attending the summit are: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman of Saudi Arabia, King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Somali President Mohammed Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and President of Comoros Osman Al-Ghazali.

Also attending the summit are: Fayez Al-Sarraj, chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA); Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai; Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi; Head of the Algerian National Assembly Abdelkader Ben Saleh; Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar; and Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said, Oman’s deputy prime minister for international relations affairs and special representative for Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said.

Syria is absent from the summit despite hoisting its flag due to the freezing of its membership by a previous decision of the Council of the Arab League in 2012.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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