EU – League of Arab States Summit: Boosting the Euro-Arab partnership and addressing global challenges together

February 26, 2019
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The first ever European Union – League of Arab States (LAS) Summit took place on 24-25 February in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, bringing together 49 countries, the League of Arab States and the EU.

“I would like us, together, to defend the fundamental values of respect for human rights and tolerance. Our common history and our geographical proximity calls for us to work together,” said President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Summit’s opening session. “Combined, the Member States of the League of Arab States and the European Union account for 12% of the world’s population. What we can do together, to ensure the stability of our regions and beyond, weighs much more than our demographic weight.”

The full remarks of President Juncker at the opening session of the EU-League of Arab Sates Summit and at the press conference* are available online.

The Leaders also agreed on a joint declaration, summarising the wide range of areas discussed.



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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia
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