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Leaders arrive in Tunis ahead of Arab summit; Golan Heights in focus 

Presidents from Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq were among those who landed in Tunis to attend the summit Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Tunis, Tunisia Mar 31, 2019, 07.08 AM (IST)

Leaders started arriving on Saturday for the annual Arab League summit, hosted this year by Tunisia.

Presidents from Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq were among those who landed in Tunis to attend the summit, which is likely to focus on Washington's recent decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, as well as its earlier move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Arab states consider the Golan Heights, captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war, as occupied Syrian land.

Tunisia will coordinate with fellow Arab countries to contain any fallout from the US decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui said on Friday.

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Arab states consider the Golan Heights, captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war, as occupied Syrian land.