Arab League Summits
ARAB LEAGUE SUMMITS
meetings of arab heads of state since 1964.
Since 1964, heads of states (as opposed to foreign ministers) of member states of the Arab League have met periodically to deal with issues of regional and
|no.||date and location||resolutions, outcomes|
|table by ggs information services, the gale group|
|1st||january 1964, cairo||agreed to oppose "the robbery of the waters of jordan by israel."|
|2nd||september 1964, alexandria||supported the establishment of the palestine liberation organization (plo) in its effort to liberate palestine from the zionists.|
|3rd||september 1965, casablanca||opposed "intra-arab hostile propaganda."|
|4th||29 august–1 september 1967, khartoum||held post-1967 arab-israeli war, which ended with crushing israeli victory; declared three "no's": "no negotiation with israel, no treaty, no recognition of israel."|
|5th||december 1969, rabat||called for the mobilization of member countries against israel.|
|6th||november 1973, algiers||held in the wake of the 1973 arab-israeli war, it set strict guidelines for dialogue with israel.|
|7th||30 october–2 november 1974, rabat||declared the plo to be "the sole and legitimate representative of the palestinian people," who had "the right to establish the independent state of palestine on any liberated territory."|
|8th||october 1976, cairo||approved the establishment of a peacekeeping force (arab deterrent force) for the lebanese civil war.|
|9th||november 1978, baghdad||condemned the camp david peace accords between egypt and israel, and threatened egypt with sanctions, including the suspension of its membership if egypt signed a treaty with israel.|
|10th||november 1979, tunis||held in the wake of israel's invasion of lebanon in 1978, it discussed israel's occupation of southern lebanon.|
|11th||november 1980, amman||formulated a strategy for economic development among league members until 2000.|
|12th||november 1981/september 1982, fez||meeting was suspended due to resistance to a peace plan drafted by saudi crown prince fahd, which implied de facto recognition of the jewish state. in september 1982 at fez, the meeting reconvened to adopt a modified version of the fahd plan, called the fez plan.|
|13th||august 1985, casablanca||failed to back a plo-jordanian agreement that envisaged talks with israel about palestinian rights. summit boycotted by five member states.|
|14th||november 1987, amman||supported un security council resolution 598 regarding cease-fire in the iran-iraq war. also declared that individual member states could decide to resume diplomatic ties with egypt.|
|15th||june 1988, casablanca||decided to financially support the plo in sustaining the intifada in the occupied territories.|
|16th||may 1989, casablanca||readmitted egypt into arab league, and set up tripartite committee to secure a cease-fire in the lebanese civil war and re-establish a constitutional government in lebanon.|
|17th||may 1990, baghdad||denounced recent increase of soviet jewish immigration to israel.|
|18th||august 1990, cairo||12 out of 20 members present condemned iraq for invading and annexing kuwait. agreed to deploy troops to assist saudi and other gulf states' armed forces.|
|19th||june 1995, cairo||held after a hiatus of five years. iraq not invited.|
|20th||october 2000, cairo||set up funds to help the palestinians' second intifada against the israeli occupation, and called on its members to freeze their relations with israel. iraq was invited.|
|21st||march 2001, amman||held after the election of ariel sharon as israel's prime minister, it appointed egypt's amr mousa as the arab league's new secretary-general.|
|22nd||march 2002, beirut||adopted the saudi peace plan of crown prince abdullah, which offered israel total peace in exchange for total israeli withdrawal from arab territories conquered in the 1967 war. opposed the use of force against iraq.|
|23rd||march 2003, sharm al-sheikh, egypt||agreed not to participate in the u.s.-led attack on iraq, but allowed the united states to use military bases in some of their countries.|
inter-Arab importance. The following chart summarizes the main issues discussed or approved at the various summit meetings.
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