The city of Sharm el-Sheikh known for “City of Peace,” received international momentum and attracted the attention of the world after it became an important center for international events, most recently its readiness to receive the Arab European summit on Sunday with the participation of 49 countries.
The city of Sharm el-Sheikh was the focus of world attention by hosting the first international forum for youth in 2017 with the participation of more than 3,000 people from 80 countries, impressed by the nature of the city and picturesque and well organized.
In 2003, the 15th Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh was held amidst very delicate circumstances as the invasion of Iraq by US and British forces began. The final statement stressed the need to respect the sovereignty of the people of Iraq on its territory.
The summit called on Bahrain to form a “presidential delegation” from Bahrain and Lebanon (former president of the summit) and Tunisia (the next president of the summit) and the secretary-general of the League to communicate with the concerned parties, including the five permanent members of the Security Council.
The statement also called on the capitals of the world to support the Arabs in their rejection of the war on Iraq and to give “sufficient time” to the inspectors to complete their mission to disarm Iraq. The statement carried the responsibility of the Security Council to preserve the territorial integrity of Iraq.
The statement also said that the disarmament of weapons of mass destruction must be in the context of complete disarmament in the region, “including Israel.”
The 26th Arab Summit was held on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. This summit will be held under the theme “Seventy years of joint Arab action”.
Sharm City also hosted the first youth forum in November 2017. The event was the largest and most prominent youth event under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. The event was attended by 3,000 guests from all over the world, who spoke in Sharm el-Sheikh.
The forum was a comprehensive civilizational message from Egypt, stressing that the Egyptian people, especially the youth groups, are biased towards the values of human and civilizational communication, and explained to the whole world that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi put his full confidence in the youth of Egypt without using any non-Egyptian human factors.
The world’s first Arab summit was set to take place today, and international news agencies and newspapers were interested in the event, pointing out the participation of senior European officials for the first time in such a summit which brings together the leaders of the European Union and the Arab countries.
Chairmen of the European Council, Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Irish Prime Minister Leo Eric Varadkar.
World leaders, presidents and diplomats see this summit as an opportunity to promote joint dialogue and fruitful cooperation.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has confirmed that the summit, attended by more than 40 heads of state and government, is not limited to migration only, and said earlier this week that the summit will see frank and open discussions not only about migration, noting that there will be Discussions on economic cooperation and our common region.
The Arab-European Summit is the first of its kind in Egypt. The summit will be held in Egypt in recognition of its role in the region and reaffirms its international standing.
The upcoming summit will discuss ways to boost economic cooperation between Arab and European countries, focusing on trade relations and investment in infrastructure and energy, including renewable energy.
The Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport has been given the highest level of readiness to welcome the guests of Egypt, who are participating in the first summit between the Arab League member countries and the European Union countries, which will start on Sunday.
According to sources familiar with civil aviation, the Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation, General Younis Al-Masri, stressed the need for good coordination between all concerned parties, security agencies, public relations and media teams in the ministry and companies operating in the Cairo International Airport and Sharm el-Sheikh.