Xinhua News Agency, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, February 24th The two-day first Arab League-European Union summit opened on the 24th in the Red Sea coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, more than 50 from Europe and Arab countries The leaders attended the meeting.
The Egyptian President Seyce said at the opening ceremony that some countries have used proliferation of terrorism to create chaos, and terrorism is spreading like a plague. He urged the leaders to jointly fight terrorism. When talking about immigration, Sethi said that Europe and the Arab countries can cooperate to achieve safe and organized immigration. We hope that the immigration issue is not a challenge but a cooperation.
The President of the European Council, Tusk, called on all parties to work together to strengthen cooperation in financing education, reducing unemployment, encouraging investment, and promoting trade. He said that this is the only way to prevent society from being affected by violent extremism and to maintain long-term peace and stability.
Tusk said that the countries of origin, transit and destination of refugees should work together to address the root causes of refugee migration and displacement and help them reintegrate into society. On the issue of climate change, he said that climate change is a direct threat to everyone, and the two regions need to take responsibility and work closely together to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The Arab League Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Khalid Habas said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua News Agency on the 23rd that the first Arab League-EU summit will focus on issues such as strengthening regional security and stability and strengthening partnerships. .
European leaders gathered in Austria last September to focus on how to deal with illegal immigration. The countries agreed to strengthen the EU's external border protection and cooperation with extraterritorial countries, and decided to hold the first EU-Arab summit in Egypt in February 2019.