ASPA SUMMITS

The relations with Latin American countries have witnessed many positive developments over the past years. However, these relations have not reached up the political coordination level hoped, despite the existence of a political mechanism to discuss ways of cooperation in the fields of economy, culture, sciences, technology, tourism and other relevant areas. The Summit of Arab and Latin American countries, recently held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during the period 10 to 11 November 2015 marked a different vision in relations.

It was preceded with Four summits. The first was held in Brasilia, Brazil in 2005, and then Doha, Qatar hosted the second in 2009 followed by Lima, Peru in 2012, Riyadh hosted the last summits 10-11/11/2015.

The relations with Latin American countries have witnessed many positive developments over the past years. However, these relations have not reached up the political coordination level hoped, despite the existence of a political mechanism to discuss ways of cooperation in the fields of economy, culture, sciences, technology, tourism and other relevant areas. The Summit of Arab and Latin American countries, recently held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during the period 10 to 11 November 2015 marked a different vision in relations.

It was preceded with Four summits. The first was held in Brasilia, Brazil in 2005, and then Doha, Qatar hosted the second in 2009 followed by Lima, Peru in 2012, Riyadh hosted the last summits 10-11/11/2015.

The Riyadh Summit, as well as the three other summits, made important decisions. They all need to be followed up with an implementation procedure. The implementation will bring a qualitative and significant leap in the relations between Arab and Latin American countries in spite of the magnitude of common interest between them and in spite of the tremendous benefits that can be achieved by strengthening the bonds of cooperation between the two regions.