AMMAN, 25th October, 2016 (WAM) — King Abdullah II of Jordan has announced that his country will host the 28th Arab League Summit after Yemen declined to hold the annual Arab meeting in the country.

Nasser Judeh, Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, told the Arab League Secretary-General, Ahmad Aboul Gheit, that the Kingdom had agreed to host and chair the summit.

The Petra News Agency quoted Judeh as saying in a letter to the Arab League chief that consultations will now be held regarding the measures and steps needed to agree on the date of holding the summit, and extending invitations to the heads of state of Arab countries.