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Saudi Arabia's King Salman opening the summit criticised US President Donald Trump's decision to transfer the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud referred to the Palestinian issue as the top agenda of the Arab meeting.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is participating in the 28th Arab Summit, set to held in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on April 14-15, in line with its principled and unwavering belief in the importance of enhancing Arab solidarity, and unifying stances and resolve towards challenges to the Arab Nation during this critical historical phase requiring all Arab countries to unify their stances, put aside their differences and rally ranks to face challenges collectively.

King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussain of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the President of the previous Arab League Summit, delivered a speech in which he expressed his thanks to King Salman bin Abdulaziz for the warm reception and generous hospitality.

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He said that Arab national security is a complete and indivisible system.

It pointed out that Jordan had stood against unilateral Israeli moves aimed at changing the realities on the ground and undermining the two-state solution, including illegal settlement building and land expropriations, as the Kingdom intensified contacts with the global community to carry Israel to stop its arrogance, settlement construction and unilateral actions, and to abide by the worldwide legitimacy resolutions, to preserve the two-state solution.

On Saturday, the umbrella Arab League said the summit will not discuss Gulf crisis, which was triggered by last year's cut-off of diplomatic ties between four Arab states and Qatar amid accusations for Doha of supporting terrorism.

"We reiterate our rejection of the USA decision on Jerusalem", said the king, adding that "East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian territories". "We have devoted all energies to preserve the longstanding legal and historic status quo in it and safeguard the Holy City and its identity and Islamic and Christian sanctities, especially the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Haram Al Sharif", it quoted the King as affirming.

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