The Arab leaders, who wrapped up Wednesday in Algiers their 31st summit, stressed the need to preserve the unity of Arab countries and respect of their territorial integrity and sovereignty.
In the final declaration, the Arab leaders called for joint action to counter common challenges (food, water & energy shortage, soaring prices, climate changes…).
The Algiers Declaration rejected all forms of interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries and stressed the need to find Arab solutions to Arab problems through strengthening the role of the Arab League in preventing crises and resolving them peacefully.
Arab states joined their voices in condemning Iranian actions aiming to destabilize the region and undermine its security.
It also reaffirmed Arab support for the rights of the Palestinian people, including their right for an independent state with full sovereignty based on the 1967 borders, with East Al-Quds as its capital.
The Declaration voiced strong backing to the right of return and reparation for the Palestinian refugees, in accordance with the UN resolution no. 194 of 1948.
In their joint statement, the Arab leaders reaffirmed steadfast commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002 as a strategic choice to end the Israeli occupation of all Arab territories.
They also stressed the importance of continuing efforts to protect the occupied city of Al-Quds and its holy sites against Israeli attempts to alter the demographic characteristics of Al Quds, its Arab-Islamic and Christian identity, and its historical and legal status, commending the role of the Al-Quds Committee and the Bayt Mal Al-Quds Agency, chaired by King Mohammed VI, in defending the Holy City and supporting the resistance of its inhabitants.
The Summit also underlined the centrality of the Skhirate agreement as a basis for a political solution to the crisis in Libya.