Qatar refuses to take over Arab League presidency
Qatar refused to take over the rotating presidency of the Arab League from which Palestine was withdrawn.
After Palestine announced its withdrawal from the term presidency of the Arab League on September 22, this was offered to Qatar in accordance with the Arab League’s internal regulations.
In a written statement made by the Permanent Representative of the Arab League of Qatar, “We apologize for not continuing the session in which the Palestinian State was withdrawn, while remaining committed to the presidential right of Qatar’s meeting to be held in March 2021.” statements were included.
At a press conference held at the ministry in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on 22 September, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Maliki said that the General Secretariat of the Arab League supported the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, which normalized with Israel in violation of the Arab Peace Initiative. announced that he was leaving the term presidency of the union.
Emphasizing that some powerful Arab countries do not condemn the separation from the Arab Peace Initiative, and therefore the Arab Union will not be able to condemn it in a predictable period, Maliki said, “We are not honored to see Arab countries rushing to normalize with the occupation state during our presidency.” had included his statements.
At the Arab League meeting at the level of foreign ministers led by Palestine on September 9 via teleconference, no resolution condemning the “normalization of relations” with Israel was passed.
According to Palestinian diplomats, the “powerful Arab countries with influence” prevented the passage of the condemnation of the Gulf Arab countries that normalized with Israel in violation of the Arab Peace Initiative.
Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates signed an agreement to normalize relations with Israel at a ceremony held in the White House on September 15.
In 2002, the Arab Peace Initiative, which was adopted by the Arab League member states in Beirut, Lebanon, refused to normalize with Israel unless they accepted the independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the 1967 borders.