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In March 1977, the first Arab-African Summit was held in Cairo with the objective of introducing a formal relationship between African countries and the Arab world. This assembly marked the foundation of various institutions of cooperation in the economic, financial, cultural, and technical fields through the adoption of four declarations by the Afro-Arab heads of state. Nevertheless, the developments in Africa and Gulf proved previous attempts to be ineffective, and the Arab-African cooperation subsequently collapsed. In the light of these events, no Arab-African Summit was held until 2010.

At the beginning of the 2000s, the long-overdue attempts of cooperation between the two regions had been revitalized. Respectively, the second Arab-African Summit was held in October 2010, in Libyan coastal city of Sirte. Launching cultural forums, agricultural development, food security, investment capability, and economic involvement of the countries were discussed in the Summit and outcomes were referred to in the Sirte Declaration.

Supervised by the League of Arab States (LAS) and the African Union (AU), the subsequent meetings were held in Kuwait in 2013 and Equatorial Guinea in 2016. Over time, the agendas of the meetings varied due to the wake of new challenges, while a number of concerns remained unsolved. The fifth Arab-African Summit was expected to be held in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, on 25 November 2019. Due to the schedule of an initiative launched by the G20, Compact with Africa, the Arab-African Summit in Riyadh was postponed to a new date in the first quarter of 2020. In Model United Nations Turkey 2020, delegates are expected to simulate the scheduled Arab-African Summit in 2020.

Under-Secretary-General: Ayşe Sıla Koç |
Committee Director: İpek Şevval Esen |
Rapperteur: Hassaan Munib |


Agenda Items:

Achieving economic integration for food security and agricultural development in the Arab-African Region
Interacting through Agenda 2063 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab-African Region

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