Arab delegations arrive in Beirut to partake in Economic Summit

Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, on Thursday arrived at Rafic Hariri International Airport to partake in Beirut’s Arab Economic and Social Development Summit. Welcoming him at the airport had been President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, represented by Caretaker Minister of National Defense, Yacoub Sarraf.

Iraqi Foreign Minister, Mohammed al-Hakim, had also arrived in Beirut earlier today and was welcomed by Caretaker Minister of State for Combating Corruption, Nicolas Tueni, and the Iraqi Ambassador to Lebanon.

Many other delegations partaking in the Arab Summit arrived in Beirut yesterday.

A delegation of senior officials of the Moroccan government, headed by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Egypt and the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the Arab League, Ahmed Tazi, arrived in Beirut yesterday.

“This summit balances between social, economic, and political work,” Tazi said, adding that the Kingdom of Morocco will be represented at the summit by its Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita.

A Sudanese delegation also arrived yesterday including Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance, Dr. Muslim Ahmed.

“Sudan will be represented by First Vice-President Gen. Bakri Hassan Saleh,” Ahmed said.

The Kuwaiti delegation arrived as well under the chairmanship of Ambassador Dr. Kamal Hassan Ali.

The Ambassadors of Jordan and Yemen to the Arab League, Ambassadors Ali Al-Adid and Riyad al-Akbari, also arrived in Beirut with accompanying delegations.

The delegation of the Republic of Somalia, which included Somalia’s Ambassador to Cairo, Abdul Ghani Mohammed Waiis, arrived yesterday as well.

“Deputy Prime Minister, Mahdi Mohamed Guled, will represent Somalia during the summit,” Waiis said.

Yesterday evening, Foreign Minister of Djibouti, Mohamed Ali Youssef, arrived in Beirut.

Source: National News Agency