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  • Ahmed Saleh

Arab League joins Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Kampala

Cairo, January 22, 2024, The Arab League actively participated in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Kampala, responding to the invitation extended by the summit's chairman, President Yoweri Museveni of the Republic of Uganda. The League's General Secretariat issued a statement, revealing that its Assistant Secretary-General, Dr. Khaled Manzalawi, engaged with heads of delegations and foreign ministers from member countries of the movement during the summit.

In these discussions, participants exchanged views on various topics of shared concern, placing particular emphasis on bringing an end to the conflict in Gaza, facilitating humanitarian aid entry, and working towards a comprehensive and equitable resolution to the Palestinian issue.

The statement issued by the Arab League underscored the importance of any future arrangements regarding Palestine taking into account the self-determination of the Palestinian people. It stressed the necessity for Palestinians to govern their own state, reinforcing the principle of sovereignty.

Furthermore, the Arab League called upon the international community, especially nations with significant influence regarding the Palestinian matter, to take prompt and decisive actions. In a notable stance, the League expressed its full support for the lawsuit initiated by South Africa against Israel. The legal action, filed with the International Court of Justice, accuses Israel of committing genocide in Gaza.

In aligning with the Non-Aligned Movement Summit, the Arab League reiterated its commitment to advocating for the rights and well-being of the Palestinian people, emphasizing the urgency of addressing the humanitarian crisis and working towards a just and lasting resolution to the longstanding issue.

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