The three summits of Makkah were held in appropriate conditions and circumstances to provide solutions to the complex issues of Arabs and Muslims, in order to make progress and provide a turning point in the course of events that threaten the security and stability of the people of the region.
The timing of the summits took place during the last ten days of the Holy Month of Ramadan bringing believers and worshipers into a higher level of faith and spirit, urging them to ask for His prayers and merciness. This is the month in which the Lord of the Faithful descended the Holy Book to guide all believers into the right path until the end of time.
The place would have left the audience with serenity amongst the leaders of the two nations, the Arab and Muslim believers. The peacefulness of the vicinity would have kept them in a state of reverence. The Holy Mosque of Makkah and the tomb of the Messenger, Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), will allow them peace and blissfulness.
The host of the summits has a responsibility and status among the Arabs and Muslims, which contributes to opening the horizons towards a new vision of cooperation and consultation on controversial issues and overcoming obstacles to provide optimum solutions.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz announced the three summits within two days to take advantage of the blessed atmosphere of Ramadan to express the spirit of initiative and wisdom he has known in dealing with the issues of Arabs and Muslims and a sincere desire to emerge from the whirlwind that afflicts the Arab and Islamic people.
The Saudi policy has responsibility, credibility and balance to ensure sufficient guarantees of convergence to reduce disparities. It took years of estrangement and separation to finally work on restoring common ground.
In the Arab and Islamic response, which was received by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the three summits, it expands the chances of succeeding in overcoming the dangers and transforming the challenges facing our country and our peoples’ opportunities.
The aging of the issues raised at the three summits exacerbated them, and the divergence of views and perspectives did not exceed the complications and complexities that made it more difficult to reach solutions.
During the meetings of the Ramadan leaders, the hope was to expand the channels of communication in order to fold a page and open new ones to a future worthy of our people’s future generations. We hope that the meetings will be a good beginning in the month of forgiveness and serenity for our Arab and Islamic people.
By Faisal Al-Humoud Al-Malik Al-Sabah