AMMONNEWS - Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el Sisi, said the meeting is being held amid great challenges facing the entire region and threaten the unity and cohesion of the Arab countries and their territorial integrity.
He added that these threats, especially terrorism, have weakened the Arabs and "we must confront them with a clear vision and determination, in order to strengthen our national security and preserve the future of our generations.
"Confronting terrorism is not easy. It is like a malignant disease that infiltrates the fabric of countries and societies, therefore, confrontation should be comprehensive, starting from military decision and continuing to improve the economies and living conditions in our countries", he said.
He stressed that a political solution to the Syrian crisis is the only way to achieve aspirations of the Syrian people, restore the unity and territorial integrity of the Arab country, preserve its national institutions and eliminate terrorism and extremist organizations.
Egypt seeks to reach a comprehensive and just solution to the Palestinian issue through establishing a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, el Sisi said.
He said his country supports the Palestinian people in their efforts to end the occupation as well as their suffering. It also strives to resume serious negotiations aimed at reaching a just and fair solution that guarantees the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
Egypt believes that joint Arab action is the basis for resolving various issues and crises that the Arab region is undergoing, el Sisi said.