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Algeria says to host Arab Summit in March

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune Algiers, Algeria on 21 January 2020 [RYAD KRAMDI/AFP/Getty Images]
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in Algiers, Algeria on 21 January 2020 [RYAD KRAMDI/AFP/Getty Images]

Algeria will host the next Arab summit in March, Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said on Monday.

The Summit had been scheduled to be held in 2020 but was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

"Algeria will host the next Arab summit in March," Tebboune said during a meeting with heads of diplomatic missions in the North African nation.

He said a main issue on the summit's agenda will be "renewing the collective Arab commitment to the Palestinian cause and reiterating commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative."

The 2002 Arab Peace Initiative called for establishing diplomatic relations with Israel, in exchange for withdrawal from all Arab territories occupied by Tel Aviv.

Tebboune said the Summit will also discuss the reform of the Arab League, without giving any further details about the proposed reform.

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