Preparatory meetings of the 27th Arab Summit, which will kick off in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on Monday (July 25th), started in Cairo on Wednesday with the participation of Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Jordan's official news agency, Petra, reported.
The meetings aim to give momentum to joint action in the crises facing a number of Arab countries that threaten the security, stability and unity of these countries.
Deputy Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Bin Hilli highlighted the need to achieve security and stability in the Arab world and enhance Arab solidarity. He also stressed the importance of the social and economic issues that will be discussed during the summit.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam is expected to deliver a speech at the summit that will touch on the latest developments, difficulties and problems experienced in the region, Lebanese media reported.
The talks are expected to shed light on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere.