Arab League - European Union : Peace remains the biggest challenge for this first summit.
The first summit between the Arab League and the European Union, which gathered not more than 50 Arab and European countries, was held on 24 and 25 February 2019, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The President of the Republic of Djibouti, SEM. Ismail Omar Guelleh, went to this summit at the head of a large delegation including the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Mahmoud Ali Youssouf. (Source ADI)
Entitled "investment in stability", this first summit, co-chaired by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, was devoted during these two days to strengthening cooperation between Arab and European countries on several levels. Among the topics on the agenda of this summit meeting is "the establishment of stability in the region".
This is one of the biggest challenges facing Arabs and Europeans. Emphasizing the need to resolve the conflicts that are brightening and bloody in the Middle East.
President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who held an important speech on Monday Monday to the leaders of the European Union and the Arab League, supported the need for peace and security essential to promote the economic and social development of the region. Without forgetting to mention the Palestinian question that lies at the heart of the regional problem.
President expressed itself in these terms :
"The Arab world and Europe have deep relationships, close ties with a long and rich cultural, economic, trade, political and security history, as well as geographical proximity, which is one of the most important of this link ".
"In this context, we are called to strengthen coordination and work together to strengthen the security, stability, development and prosperity of our countries and peoples and to address common challenges such as illegal immigration. , extremism and terrorism through effective solutions based on holistic approaches that take into account the real causes of conflict ".
"The Palestinian question will remain the central issue of the Arab peoples for stability throughout the Middle East region, and we welcome the support of the European Union for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people."
We also reaffirm the need to adhere to the two-State solution and the relevant United Nations resolutions. On the sidelines of the summit, the Djiboutian head of state held bilateral talks with several of his Arab and European counterparts, including the Prime Minister of Latvia, Arturs Krisjanis Kariņs.