Omani envoy heads to Egypt to attend Arab-European summit



Sat, 23 Feb 2019 - 04:30 GMT


Sat, 23 Feb 2019 - 04:30 GMT

Oman ObserverVerified account

Oman ObserverVerified account

CAIRO, 23 February 2019: - Sayyid Asaad bin Tariq al Said, the Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, headed on Saturday to Egypt to attend the first Arab-European summit in Sharm EL Sheikh, according to the Omani news agency.

The two-day summit will kick off on Sunday and is expected to be attended by heads of state and government and senior delegates from 50 countries.

The summit will tackle a host of political and economic topics including the Palestinian cause and other issues including illegal immigration and human trafficking will be also mulled.

In February 2019, Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh International Airport is on high alert in preparation for receiving the high guests and heads of Arab and European countries, who are participating in the upcoming Arab-European summit due on February 24 and 25, said the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation in statement on Thursday.

Minister of Civil Aviation directed the airport officials to coordinate with all concerned security and media bodies, the statement added.

The first Arab-European summit will be co-chaired by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and President of the European Council Donald Tusk.

On February 18, Sisi said that “Sharm El-Sheikh conference is a key step towards more cooperation that will be followed by other steps,” adding that the instability of some Arab countries led to the illegal migration to Europe.

According to a statement issued by the EU, leaders from both sides will seek to strengthen Arab-European ties. They will also address a wide range of issues and common challenges, such as multilateralism, trade and investment, migration, security and the situation in the region.

The meeting is expected to start on Sunday, February 24 and end with a press conference on Monday, February 25. It will take place in the International Congress Centre in Sharm El-Sheikh.



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