In his speech at the summit, King Salman stressed that the Palestinian issue is "our first issue and will remain so" expressing his condemnation of the decision of the USA administration to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem.
During its presidency of the Arab Summit, Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, managed to make key achievements at all levels, despite the hard situation in the region in general and the challenges facing the Arab world.
He said that Arab national security is a complete and indivisible system.
The Syrian conflict, the Palestinian issue and alleged Iranian interference are expected to dominate discussions during the one-day event.
King Abdullah II affirmed that Jerusalem is the key to peace in the region and the cornerstone for achieving a comprehensive solution that guarantees the establishment of an independent a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital; based on the two-state solution and the Arab Peace Initiative.
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The AL chief also slammed Iran for its support for the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, saying the Arab states should unite with Saudi Arabia against Iran.
He said that the Palestinian commitment to the two-state solution and renunciation of violence is a clear evidence of their firm commitment to peace. He also welcomed an agreement to establish an Arab cultural summit.
The summit's participants will also discuss issues that undermine the unity and the stability of the Arab world.
He believed there has been a huge setback in the process of solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict after U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement.
"Jerusalem was and remains our foremost priority, as we are the custodian of the Islamic and Christian holy sites in it".