ALGIERS – Friday, 07 October 2022 (APS) – Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane said Thursday the preparations for the next Arab Summit to be hosted by Algeria on November 1-2 “are progressing well to ensure its success, stressing that the event will be an opportunity to reaffirm support for the Palestinian cause.

In response to the questions of MPs at the People’s national Assembly (lower house of Parliament) in the last session of the day chaired by the House’s speaker Brahim Boughali and devoted to the debate on the government’s general policy statement, Benabderrahmane said the preparations for the Arab Summit “are progressing well to ensure its success,” mentioning the political consultations held with several Arab countries.

The Premier said the political consultations were aimed to meet all the necessary conditions for the promotion of consensus and contribute to the success of the summit, making it an opportunity to give a fresh impetus to joint Arab action, especially in the current challenging circumstances marked by the exacerbation of international polarisation.”

The major Arab event, he carried on, “will be an opportunity to confirm support for the Palestinian cause as the main Arab cause, by joining the common Arab position consisting in the Arab peace initiative.

Benabderrahmane stressed that the Arab peace initiative is the appropriate framework to protect the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.