TUNIS, Tunisia — Arab leaders are meeting in Tunisia’s capital hoping to project unified opposition to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.
The annual Arab League summit is taking place Sunday. The leaders of Algeria, Sudan and Morocco have announced they are skipping the meeting.
Arab League spokesman Mahmoud Afifi says the 22-member bloc will aim to issue a proclamation affirming the international consensus that the Golan is occupied Syrian land.
The annual gathering will also look into readmitting Syria’s membership in the Arab League, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Saudi Arabia-Iran rivalry and the war in Yemen.
The pan-Arab bloc froze Syria’s membership in 2011 over a bloody government crackdown on protesters.
Many Arab countries have recently renewed ties with the government of President Bashar Assad.