Saturday 19 January 2019 – 13:26
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Saturday 19 January 2019 – 13:26
.. and Nouakchott hosts the next summit 2023
The Middle East press agency (MENA) received the draft resolutions of Arab leaders at their fourth economic and social summit, which will be held on Sunday in Beirut under the chairmanship of Lebanese President Michel Aoun.
Regarding the draft resolution on "Supporting the Palestinian economy on the strategic plan for sector development in Jerusalem, 2018-2022", the Arab Summit decided to affirm the Arab and Islamic collective responsibility towards Jerusalem and invite all Arab and Islamic countries and organizations, Arab funds, civil society organizations and the private sector to provide funding for the implementation of the projects included in the strategic plan for sector development in East Jerusalem in coordination with the State of Palestine.
And he decided to ask the Member States to comply with the implementation of the resolution of the Amman Summit of 29 March 2017 on the increase of the resources of Al Aqsa and the Jerusalem funds of 500 million dollars, which was confirmed from the summit of Jerusalem (Dhahran) with Resolution 711 of April 15, 2018 and invites states that have not fulfilled their obligations in this regard Meet them quickly
It also decided to invite the specialized Arab ministerial councils, the Arab parliament, the Arab national parliaments and the Arab organizations and federations to develop means to mobilize public support for the implementation of the strategic plan for sector development in Jerusalem 2018-2022 in coordination with the State of Palestine.
And he decided to adopt the Arab and Islamic voluntary intervention mechanism to implement the strategic development plan for Jerusalem 2018-20200 through coordination and communication with the State of Palestine.
The resolution strongly condemns Israeli plans and policies aimed at weakening the Palestinian economy and depriving the Palestinian people of their inalienable right to development, including colonial colonial expansion policies, in various occupations of the entire occupied Palestinian land since 1967, including East Jerusalem, its geographical contiguity and its exploitation of its natural resources, which slows down rates of economic growth and exacerbates the economic and social crisis there.
It was also stressed that a boycott of the Israeli occupation system is one of the effective and legitimate means of resisting and putting an end to this, and calls on all states, institutions, companies and individuals to commit themselves to halting all forms of Israeli colonial occupation and its settlements in violation of international law. Dealing with Israeli settlements in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the Human Rights Council.
The Federal Republic of Brazil has also been called to refrain from taking positions that undermine the legal status of Al-Quds Al-Sharif in order to preserve the bonds of friendship and relations with the Arab countries and also states the determination of members to take decisions that undermine the legal status of Al-Quds Al-Sharif. .
It was decided to thank the Bank for Islamic Development for its efforts in managing the Al-Qud and Al-Aqsa funds, to take note of the results of the Al-Qud and Al-Aqsa funds and to thank the Arab countries and financial institutions Arabs who pledged to pay their contributions to additional support. That was approved by the Arab summits of Beirut, Sirte and Dead Sea and invited other countries to respect their commitments.
With regard to a draft resolution on "Food security – The initiative of the President of Sudan on Arab food security", it was decided to take note of developments concerning the implementation of the Sudanese President's initiative for Arab agricultural investments in Sudan and to emphasize the importance of the implementation of all the projects mentioned in the initiative.
The Arab private sector has also been invited to invest in projects provided by the initiative to achieve Arab food security and to hold forums to identify the opportunities and areas available for Arab agricultural investments in Sudan in coordination with the Federation of Arab Chambers and to accept the provisions adopted by the Government of the Republic of Sudan to implement the initiative.
The decision included holding the first meeting of the members of the mechanism for implementing the initiative and the problem of the decision of the Amman Summit n. 698 of 29 March 2017, which includes the Government of the Republic of Sudan and the Secretariat of the League of Arab States and Arab Funds and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development, the Private Sector and the Competent Organizations and the Union during the first quarter of this year 2019 and develop a vision to accelerate and follow the implementation of the initiative.
It was decided to welcome the continuation of the implementation of the framework plan for the Arab food security emergency program 2017-2021 and to instruct the General Secretariat and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development to complete their requirements and to invite Arab funds to contribute to the provision of funding for the completion of the projects. Technical support to the Member States of the program.
A draft resolution on "Arab Food Security – Integration and trade of agricultural, plant and animal products in the Arab region" was decided to invite Arab funds and institutions to guarantee funding for studies on integration projects and the trade in crops and products plants and animals in the Arab region, Arab agricultural development, in accordance with the regulations of these funds and institutions.
The project includes a project to stabilize productivity in the rain sector in the Arab region, a project to reduce waste and food waste, a food security project and a project to improve the legislative and regulatory framework for the exchange of agricultural products in the Arab region. , The project of rural agricultural production and the project of integration and trade of zootechnical products in the Arab region, including: animal health and cross-border animal diseases, feed production and feed production Pascolo, and projects the trade in livestock in Arab world.
A draft resolution on the development of the Great Arab Free Trade Area and the completion of the requirements for the establishment of the Arab Customs Union was decided by the Greater Arab Free Trade Area to take note of the executive measures for development Legislative Decree of the Great Arab Free Trade Area preparing integrations to the executive program of the region And the request of the General Secretariat to move forward to complete all the requirements of the region, which works to remove all obstacles that impede the flow of trade between Arab countries.
It also welcomed the achievement of the transparency and commitment mechanisms of the Arab states in the Economic and Social Council resolutions concerning the Great Arab Free Trade Area and the call of the Arab States to respect its provisions.
The detailed rules of origin of the Arab countries should be welcomed: the entry into force of the list of detailed rules of origin for the agreed Arab goods, adopted by the Economic and Social Council in its 101st session and the task of the Economic and Social Council to work for the completion of the remaining non-agreed origin rules.
On the liberalization of trade in services, it was decided to welcome the ratification by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of the Arab Convention for the liberalization of trade in services between the Arab States and the signature of the Convention by the Arab Republic of Egypt, and urged the Arab states that have submitted their programs of commitments under the Arab Convention for the Liberation of Trade in Services The Arab States take the necessary measures for the rapid conclusion of the procedures for the signature and ratification of the Convention and invite non-member States to the Arab Convention for the liberalization of trade in services between the Arab States to present their calendars of accession to the Convention.
Regarding customs cooperation, it was decided to welcome the signature by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of the Customs Cooperation Agreement between the Arab States and to invite the other Arab States to sign it quickly in implementation of the resolutions of the Economic and Social Council.
Regarding the Arab Customs Union, it was decided to take note of the measures taken regarding the establishment of the Arab Customs Union and to invite the Arab countries to accelerate the completion of the requirements for the 39. Institution of the Union, In particular, ask the Secretariat to accelerate the completion of studies on the requirements for the establishment of the Arab Customs Union and present its results to the Member States.
As regards a draft resolution on the Arab Charter for the development of the SME sector, it was decided to approve the draft Arab Charter for the development of the SME sector in the attached format.
On a draft resolution on "Arab Strategy for Sustainable Energy 2030", it was decided to adopt the Arab Strategy for Sustainable Energy 2030, as an annex, and to invite the Arab States to lead them.
"The Arab leaders have decided to congratulate the efforts made by the Arab Council for Electricity to establish the Arab electricity market and welcome the signing of the memorandum of understanding on the part of the Arab Member States and their request for the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding.
The Arab leaders have decided to instruct the Arab ministerial council for electricity to complete the documents of the governance of the Arab common market for electricity.
The Algerian delegation, during a meeting of ministers and foreign ministers interested in the Economic and Social Council, took note of its reservations on this decision and stated that the process of studying and discussing the market agreement it's premature right now. The Algerian delegation suggested postponing it until the general agreement is discussed and approved by the Member States. Start the study of special documents issued by "governance documents".
The Arab leaders also decided on the draft resolution entitled "Integration initiative between tourism and cultural and cultural heritage in Arab countries", approved the initiative "Integration between tourism and cultural heritage among the Arab countries in the attached format. An operational plan for the initiative, the search for sources to provide the necessary funding and no financial burden for the Member States.
In the resolution project on solid waste in the Arab world, Arab leaders decided to instruct the Council of Arab Ministers responsible for the environment to develop a framework strategy for solid waste management in Arab countries.
The Arab leaders have decided on the draft "Development Fund" resolution to ask the Arab countries to remove the obstacles to Arab economic integration projects, as well as to invite the Arab countries to present projects of Arab integration to their Arab priorities.
Arab leaders welcomed the announcement of the declaration of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in the economic zone of Anuadib and asked the Arab countries to consider the possibility of contributing to investments in this region, and invite Arab funds and financial institutions to prioritize projects between public and private partnerships, in our Arab countries
The Arab summit praised the role played by Arab funds in financing Arab development projects and thanked the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development to fund feasibility studies of Arab economic integration projects and to express its availability and other funds to finance these projects.
The Arab Summit invited donors from the Arab region and in addition to supporting the efforts of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (IFTC) to launch the second phase of the program, serving foreign trade in Arab countries as a driver of development.
The General Secretariat was tasked with preparing a regular report from the Economic and Social Council on progress in the implementation of the program, as well as taking note of the results of the first phase of the assistance program for trade in Arab states, which implemented 28 projects for 19 Arab countries.
On a draft resolution on "the economic and social burdens arising from the hosting of Syrian refugees / displaced persons and their impact on the host countries", the Arab Summit decided to affirm all resolutions of the Arab summits, the Economic Council and social and ministerial councils on the economic and social burdens of hosting refugees / Arab hosts.
The Arab Summit invited the international community to support the Arab countries hosting Syrian refugees / displaced persons and to launch their development projects to help reduce the economic and social consequences of hosting and to instruct the General Secretariat to follow up the requests presented to international donors, specialized organizations and Arab funds. Presented by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Arab Republic of Egypt and other Arab countries hosting Syrian refugees / displaced persons through the General Secretariat, and coordination and communication with Naga. Contacting the host of the Arab States and the Secretariat for this purpose.
The Arab Summit decided to ask the General Secretariat to convene a meeting of international donors, specialized international organizations and Arab funds, with the participation of Arab countries hosting Syrian refugees / displaced persons to agree on a clear and specific mechanism for project funding.
The Arab Summit also decided to entrust the General Secretariat with serious efforts to attract Arab and international investments in countries hosting Syrian refugees / displaced according to their needs, provided that these countries provide the General Secretariat with investment maps to achieve this goal by two months from the date.
The Arab Summit also decided "to invite the international community and the competent international bodies to promote the safe, dignified and transitory return of refugees and displaced Syrians in areas where fighting has ceased", a paragraph that has been contested by various parties during the discussions of foreign ministers. While other parties, including Lebanon, are demanding the return of refugees until they are safe and dignified, something that has been contested by some Arab countries, as there is no expected safe and dignified return in the agreement And that the provision is repatriation voluntary, therefore this paragraph has been brought to the attention of the Arab leaders for further consultations.
Regarding the draft resolution "The challenges faced by UNRWA and its implications for the countries hosting Palestinian refugees", the Summit affirmed the right of return and compensation for Palestinian refugees and their descendants in accordance with the Relevant resolutions of international legitimacy, in particular Resolution 194/1948 of the General Assembly, as well as the mandate given to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees "UNRWA" in accordance with the resolution established by the United Nations General Assembly n. 302 of 1949, and not to prejudice its mandates or responsibilities and not to change or transfer responsibilities to the other, in addition to the need for the Agency to continue to assume its responsibilities in providing services to Palestinian refugees at the same time. internal and external fields in all areas of its operations, including occupied Jerusalem, until the Palestinian refugees are resolved in a fair and complete manner in accordance with Resolution 194 and the Peace Initiative arab of 2002.
The summit said it rejected any attempt or decision to end or lessen the role and mandate of UNRWA from any country and invites the international community to commit to the mandate of the Agency and to ensure resources and financial contributions needed for your budgets and activities.
The conference also stressed the importance of continuing to provide the necessary moral and financial support for UNRWA programs and regular activities and invited UNRWA to find sufficient means to expand the leaders of the donor countries and increase the funds allocated to them according to the needs of the Agency and urge the Arab countries to complete their contribution to the annual contribution of UNRWA.
With regard to the establishment of a "common Arab vision in the field of digital economy", the Summit agreed in principle the development of a common Arab vision in the digital economy and the mandate of the councils. ministerial specialists in cooperation with the Arab Organization for ICT and skills available in Arab countries in the form of this vision.
Regarding the support of the Republic of Yemen for reconstruction and development, the summit called on Member States, financial institutions, Arab funds, Arab and specialized organizations and donors to provide technical and material support to the Republic of Yemen in the framework of an integrated program contributing to reconstruction and recovery and ensuring the return of economic and social development.
The Summit also called on these parties to provide support to the Republic of Yemen in areas of assistance to refugees and displaced persons, in the fields of education and global education, comprehensive health coverage, support programs for women, rehabilitation of children and young people who have been recruited in war and the functioning of productive families and humanitarian and relief assistance.
Regarding support for Somalia in its efforts to implement the Somali Development Plan and its exemption from external debt, the Summit underlined the importance of implementing resolutions from previous ordinary Arab summits 2015, 2017 and 2018 on the provision of urgent financial support of $ 10 million a month for a year through the Somalia Trust Fund currently open for General Security to support the Somali government's budget so that it can establish and manage its institutions and implement the its programs on security and stability, combating corruption and violence and providing important and necessary services.
The summit called on Member States to forgive Somalia's debts to support its economy and allow it to benefit from the highly indebted poor debt initiative and to thank Algeria and Arabia Saudi Arabia for exempting Somalia from its debt.
Regarding the Arab strategic framework for the elimination of multidimensional poverty 2020/2030, the summit adopted the Arab Strategic Framework for the Elimination of Multidimensional Poverty 2020/2030 as a framework that strengthens the Arab efforts to achieve sustainable development in the Arab region.
The summit adopted the document of the family action platform in the Arab region in the framework of the implementation of the 2030 sustainable development goals as a family development agenda in the Arab region and the call of the Arab countries to coordinate the implementation of this platform.
The Summit also agreed to take the initiative of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States entitled "Pink Portfolio" as a regional initiative for women's health in the Arab region and to entrust the Secretariat in coordination with the Member States for the 39, activation of this initiative at national level in cooperation with specialized ministerial councils.
واعتمدت القمة "الاستراتيجية العربية لحماية الأطفال فى وضع اللجوء / النزوح" فى الدول العربية كوثيقة اسرشادية لضمان حماية الأطفال فى وضع اللجوء فى الدول العربية وإنفاذ حقوقهم.
واعتمدت القمة التوصيات الصادرة عن دراسة "عمل الأطفال فى المنطقة العربية", كوثيقة استرشادية لدعم جهود الدول العربية للقضاء على هذه الظاهرة.
وأكدت القمة أهمية الارتقاء بالتعليم الفنى والمهنى فى الوطن العربى, وكلفت القمة الأمانة العامة لعقد اجتماع للخبراء المعنيين بالتعليم الفنى والمهنى بالدول العربية بالتنسيق مع المنظمة العربية للتربية والثقافة والعلوم ومشاركة الجهات المعنية بهذا الشأن, وذلك لوضع إطار خطة شاملة للتعليم الفنى والمهنى تتوافق مع احتياجات سوق العمل .
ووافقت القمة على برنامج إدماج النساء والفتيات فى مسيرة التنمية بالمجتمعات المحلية, وكلفت القمة منظمة المراة العربية بالتعاون مع الأمانة العامه تنفيذ هذا البرنامج.
ورحبت القمة باستضافة لبنان للدورة الرابعة عشر للالعاب الرياضية العربية 2021, ودعوة الدول الأعضاء إلى تقديم الدعم الطوعى للبنان لتنظيم هذه الدورة فى أفضل الظروف وأيسرها.
كما رحبت القمة بدعوة الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية باستضافة الدورة الخامسة للقمة العربية التنموية: الاقتصادية والاجتماعية المقرر انعقادها عام 2023, وتكليف الأمانه العامة بالتنسيق مع الدول المضيفة للقمة للإعداد والتحضير لأعمال هذه القمة.