Saudi Arabia and 3 Arab countries object to the final statement of the Sharm el-Sheikh summit[/size]
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"We received proposals from Bahrain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, and we consulted with the European side, which preferred to keep the final statement on its first version," said Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit.
Aboul Gheit said that "the League (Arab) and the European Union saw that the statement remains as the minimum agreement between the parties, and we will ensure the distribution of these proposals to the States at a later date."
The two-day Arab-European summit, which was the first of its kind, took place on Sunday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, amidst a heavy presence of representatives from European and Arab countries, totaling about 50 delegations from both sides.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the next summit between the two sides would be held in Brussels in 2022.