King Salman’s call for Arab Summit embodies awareness of threats in the region: AL official

Cairo Arab League Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Ambassador Khalid Al-Habas highlighted the importance of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman's invitation to hold an emergency Arab summit, noting the Saudi leadership's awareness of the situation in the Gulf region, and peace, security and stability in the Arab region.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Al-Habas said that the emergency Arab summit, to be hosted in Makkah, aims at enhancing the solidarity of Arab countries, in addition to consultation, coordination and exchange of views among Arab leaders, regarding the recent escalation in the Gulf region following the attacks against two oil tankers in the Gulf off the port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates and the attack on two oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia.

The Arab League official expected that the level of representation at the Arab extraordinary summit will be high, as was the case at the Arab Summit held in Dhahran last year. He pointed to the economic and strategic importance of the Gulf region, which makes it at the heart of the global security, stressing that the security of the Gulf region is a key part of the Arab security system.

Source: International Islamic News Agency