Social media activists published pictures of Arab leader sleeping during the meeting of Arab league summit in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott.
Chaired by Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the opened on Monday inside a large tent in Nouakchott, with the crises in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya the main focus of talks.
The summit which was supposed to be a two-day event ended on the evening of its opening on Monday and was attended by seven heads of states out of the 22 heads of member countries.
The countries participating in the Summit were Jordan, UAE, Qatar, Algeria, Tunisia, Yemen and fifteen other Arab countries, while the Syrian seat was suspended “because of the ongoing war in the country.”
Representative of the head of the African Union, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmad Abu el-Gheit, the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the representative of the UN’s secretary general, in addition to a number of other representatives, were present at the Summit.
“The Arabs have shown they are able to deal with common problems without differences and Nouakchott will be a new starting point for a joint Arab action,” the secretary-general of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said at a press conference at the close of the Summit.
He added that there was unanimity for finding political solutions to end the chaos in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq especially while recalling the commitment of the leaders to unite against terrorism.
“Foreign intervention in Arab affairs is one of the major reasons for the current crisis, therefore we should work together to cement our domestic fronts in order to be able to stand up to these foreign interventions,” Ismail said.