The meeting, which will end tomorrow, will focus, among other issues, on the Palestinian question, complicated by the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and the increase in the killing of Palestinians at the hands of the occupying troops and Israelis settled in those territories.
The heads of state of Palestine, Iraq, Mauritania and Comoros, the Presidential Council of Libya, the Sovereign Transitional Council of Sudan and the president of the Presidential Council of Yemen, Rachad Mohamed Ali al Alimi, arrived in the Algerian capital on Monday.
Morocco, at odds with Algeria over the latter’s support for the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, will be represented by its foreign minister, Naser Burita; another absence will be that of the Saudi crown prince and prime minister, Mohammed bin Salman, due to health reasons.
The Lebanese delegation will be led by Prime Minister Najib Mikati. Bahrain and Oman are represented by their respective deputy prime ministers.