Arab Summit: Bensalah stresses need to make Arab League more trustworthy

APS - 29 March 2017

DEAD SEA (Jordan)- The speaker of the Council of the Nation (upper house of Parliament), Abdelkader Bensalah, stressed Wednesday, at the Dead Sea, Amman, the importance of making the Arab League more trustworthy and providing it with more resources to achieve the expected changes and ensure equality among its members.

"Arab countries have met today at a difficult time as the region is confronted with security challenges threatening the sovereignty and unity of our nations and undermining development and the future of our children in the absence of an unified Arab vision, which is having a negative impact on our main causes and rights, especially the Palestinian issue," said Bensalah, who represents President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the 28th Arab Summit.

"To remedy this situation, the Arab League needs to be more trustworthy and get the required means allowing it to make the expected changes, ensure equality among its members and respect of its sovereignty, unify ranks and preserve the credibility of the joint Arab action."

It is important for the Arab countries to "have an Arab project mobilizing all efforts and energies to develop an effective strategy addressing our common political and security issues."�

The strategy is also meant to "achieve the development of our countries on the cultural, economic and social levels, and meet the aspiration of our peoples in progress and prosperity," Bensalah underlined.