Foreign Ministers of Arab and Islamic countries gathered in Riyadh on Saturday for a preparatory meeting ahead of the joint extraordinary Arab and Islamic summit scheduled for later in the day. The summit aims to discuss the recent Israeli escalation in Gaza and the collective response of the Arab and Islamic nations.
The Moroccan delegation at the meeting included the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita, along with the Moroccan Ambassador to Cairo and Permanent Representative to the Arab League, Ahmed Tazi. Mustafa Mansouri, the Moroccan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Permanent Representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, also participated.
The meeting, attended by the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Hussein Ibrahim Taha, focused on the draft resolution to be presented at the summit. The resolution is intended to represent a unified collective stance expressing the shared Arab and Islamic will regarding the developments in Gaza.
Preceding this meeting were a series of consultative and coordinating sessions between ministers from both sides, in collaboration with the General Secretariats of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, as well as the host country, Saudi Arabia. These sessions aimed at preparing and coordinating for the ministerial meeting and summit, addressing the issues to be presented.