Jeddah, May 19 (Jeddah Media Center / SUNA) - The 32nd Ordinary Arab Summit kicked off on Friday, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The summit was chaired by Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister, in the presence of kings, princes and heads of Arab states, especially the Syrian President, who attended after an absence of 12 years. The summit was also honored by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. 

The summit issued the “Jeddah Declaration”, which includes more than 30 resolutions and recommendations to enhance joint Arab action, and confront several urgent Arab crises, including a resolution related to the Sudanese crisis, stressing the importance of reaching an immediate and sustainable cease-fire in order to preserve the capabilities of the Sudanese people and their national institutions, calling for a settlement for the political crisis, supporting efforts for calmness and dialogue between the two conflicting sides in Sudan and the protection of civilians, in addition to the importance of dealing with the Sudanese crisis as an internal issue, and the pivotal role of neighboring countries and the Arab Contact Group in addressing the crisis.  The resolution also warns against interference in Sudanese affairs, and expresses its support for the Jeddah Humanitarian Declaration on protecting civilians, facilitating humanitarian work and meeting urgent humanitarian needs, praising the efforts of a number of Arab countries, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, in alleviating the suffering of the Sudanese people. The resolution instructed the Arab Ministerial Contact Group concerned with following up the developments of the situation in Sudan, which was formed according to the decision of the Council of the League of Arab States in its extraordinary session No. 8915 on May 7, 2023, with the membership of Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Secretary-General of the Arab League, to work to support various efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Sudanese crisis. BH/BH 

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