World Bulletin / News Desk
Jordanian King Abdullah II warned Tuesday that the Syrian crisis and "extremist groups" in Syria portend "disastrous implications" for the region and the world.
"The conflicts in the region have turned it into a fertile ground for terrorism and extremism," King Abdullah told the evening session of the 25th Arab summit.
He called for a political solution to the three-year conflict in Syria and for providing support to countries hosting thousands of Syrian refugees, including Jordan.
The Syrian crisis and the perennial Palestinian-Israeli conflict were both focal issues in Tuesday's opening session of the annual summit.
King Abdullah went on to call for joining Arab efforts in resisting Israel's violations in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem).
Tensions flared between Jordan and Israel recently over a Knesset proposal to revoke the Hashemite Kingdom's oversight of sacred sites in Al-Quds.
Fourteen Arab heads of state are participating in this year's Arab summit, seen as the pinnacle of diplomatic, economic and social cooperation among Arab countries.Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Mart 2014, 09:49