Akhbar Al Sa'a: Significant Challenges in Front of Arab Summit in Kuwait

  • 25 March 2014

Akhbar Al Sa'a (News of the Hour) Bulletin has re-affirmed that the Arab Summit, which is being held today and tomorrow in Kuwait, is of significant importance, not only because it is the first to be hosted by Kuwait since its accession to the Arab League in 1961, but also it comes in light of complex Arab, regional and international circumstances and variables which have resulted in serious and fateful challenges that require all Arabs to deal with in a unified vision so as their effects and repercussions do not accumulate in the future.

Under the title: "Significant Challenges Before Arab Summit in Kuwait", the bulletin said that there are many files that present themselves firmly on the Kuwait summit, at the top of which is the Syrian crisis, for which efforts to solve have stumbled, especially after the failure of the Genever 2 peace talks. The suffering of the Syrian people is exacerbated in light of the increasing numbers of displaced persons internally and refugees in neighbouring countries.

The bulletin, issued by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, ECSSR, added that the Summit is an important occasion to discuss the crisis with its various political, security, military dimensions and search for new alternatives, working to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people so as not to turn the issue into a crisis affecting the stability of the Arab world as a whole.

The bulletin noted that the Kuwait Summit is being held at a time when many Arab countries are suffering from the threat of terrorism and armed extremist groups seeking to destabilise security and stability in these countries, and this represents a further challenge for the Summit, especially in that this risk may affect everyone. Thus, the Summit should work to take a strong and unified stand to face terrorism and the groups that represents it in order to maintain security and stability in Arab countries.

In conclusion, the bulletin re-affirmed that the Arab Summit in Kuwait is being held today in exceptional circumstances and with unprecedented challenges and could represent an opportunity to resolve inter-Arab differences and adopt common positions about the risks that threaten the security, stability and development in Arab countries.