Arab summit ends with call to elect Lebanese president and warning to Israel
A two-day Arab summit ended in Damascus on Sunday with a warning to Israel that an Arab peace offer depends on Israeli behaviour. Arab governments will review their strategies on peace with Israel, a statement added.
"The continuation by the Arab side to present the Arab peace initiative is tied to Israel executing its commitments in the framework of international resolutions to achieve peace in the region," the Damascus Declaration said.
The Arab leaders Sunday also urged Lebanon to elect a consensus president to solve the ongoing political crisis, according to the final statement. The leaders stressed their commitment to the Arab initiative to solve the Lebanese crisis, and called on Lebanese leaders to elect consensus candidate General Michel Suleiman at the time agreed and decide on the basis for forming a national unity cabinet, according to a statement.
The Arab summit next year is expected to be hosted by Qatar.