The speeches of Arab leaders in the inaugural session of the Forth Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, which is currently taking place in Beirut's seaside arena, stepped up calls for robust Arab cooperation and action in the face of mounting challenges in the Arab world.
Mauritanian President, Mohammad Ould Abdelaziz, stressed in his speech the need to speed up a comprehensive and just settlement to the Palestinian cause, which is based on international resolutions and the Arab peace initiative.
He also highlighted the paramount importance of establishing peace in Syria and Yemen.
Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Al-Razzaz, hoped for success at the summit hosted by the Lebanese Republic, hoping to achieve the means that increase cooperation between private sectors in Arab countries.
In turn, Sudanese Vice President, General Bakri Saleh, said that the economic changes in the region needed to accelerate efforts towards the creation of a Free Arab Trade Zone.
Jordan's Prime Minister, Omar Al-Razzaz, said in his speech that effective Arab action was no longer about expressing feelings, but has become an urgent need.
According to him, the situation in Arab countries would have been different if these countries formed a common political and economic force.
Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Al-Hamadallah, recalled that the Palestinian cause underwent a difficult period due to recent US decisions and Israeli escalation.
Al-Hamadallah explained that the government had adopted a good financial policy aimed at reducing deficit.
Source: National News Agency