Aoun to head Lebanese Arab League delegation

The summit, in its 29th edition, will bring together 21 members seeking to promote and strengthen their ties while calling on Arab states to coordinate their policies and advance shared interests.
by Georgi Azar

11 April 2018 | 13:21

Source: by Annahar

  • by Georgi Azar
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 11 April 2018 | 13:21

President Michel Aoun (left) meeting with Secretary-General of the Lebanese Syrian Supreme Council Nasri Khoury at the Baabda Presidential Palace on April 11, 2018 (NNA photo)

BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun will travel to Saudi Arabia Saturday, where he will head the Lebanese delegation attending the Arab League summit in Riyadh. 

The summit, in its 29th edition, will seek to promote and strengthen ties between member countries and presents an opportunity for Arab states to coordinate their policies and advance shared interests.

The Arab League bring together 22 members from the region to "draw closer the relations between member States and coordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries." Syria's membership was suspended in November 2011 as a consequence of its bloody civil war. 

Aoun will be accompanied by Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, before traveling back to Lebanon on Sunday. 

According to media reports, Aoun is then expected to travel to Qatar the next day, where he will attend the grand opening of Qatar's national library in Doha. 

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