Saudi King Salman welcomes 'meeting of brothers' at Dhahran Summit

Saudi King Salman welcomes 'meeting of brothers' at Dhahran Summit

Qatar Emir was not at the summit, with Doha's representative to the Arab League, Saif bin Muqaddam al-Buainain sent to Dhahran instead, its state news agency said.

"We are confident that the presidency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of this Arab Summit's session at this critical phase will benefit all our countries, which will make them, God willing, able to move forward to promote joint action and preserve Arab national security", the King said.

Salman announced that Riyadh would be making a $150 million donation to East Jerusalem.

Israel occupied mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the global community.

King Salman has denounced U.S. plans to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and pledged to donate 200 million dollars in support of the Palestinians, and an additional 50 million to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees.

The King also named the 29th Arab League Summit as the "Jerusalem Summit" to remind everyone around the world that Palestine is engraved in the conscience of the Arab people.

Islamic holy sites in the city, including the revered Al Aqsa mosque are administered by a Jordanian-run trust known as the Waqf.

In mid-March, UNRWA said it did not have the necessary funds to continue running until the summer.

HM King Hamad expressed optimism that King Salman's wise leadership will consolidate Arab countries' worldwide presence and enable them to work effectively and constructively with allies and friends as essential parties that determine the course of the regional and global challenges they face, particularly foreign interference and ambitions, which, he said, requires more solidarity and cooperation as the best means to unify the Arab entity and ensure its security and stability.

The King also denounced Iran's "blatant interference" in Arab affairs as the Kingdom is pushing for a tough and unified stance against Tehran. He told Arab leaders that Iran was to blame for instability and meddling in the region.

He also blamed Tehran, which has repeatedly denied supplying ballistic missiles to Yemen's Houthi militia, of being responsible for the rebels' attacks targeting the Kingdom.

Most of the 22 other countries are represented by heads of state or government.

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