Nouakchott/ Information Office/ 23 July 2016/ Arab foreign ministers began here Saturday their preparatory meeting Saturday ahead of the 27th Arab Summit which will be held here on Monday in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott. Qatar's delegation to the meeting is headed by its Permanent Representative to the Arab League HE Ambassador Saif bin Muqaddam Al Buainain. Mauritania's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih said the Arab summit, due to begin on Monday, would be distinguished with activation of pan-Arab cooperation and dealing with the nation's crises. Minister Izid Bih, whose country chairs the current summit called on Arab states to draw up strategies "that address social, cultural and economic dimensions for man's security," urged for boosting cooperation with regional and international organizations and states, namely the African countries. Palestinian cause remains the top priority for the Arab League, he noted, affirming that the Arab organization relentlessly seeks to reach a just and viable peace in the region, based on ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian and Arab territories. He expressed hope that the new summit would launch a new phase for inter-Arab action based on solidarity, renouncing differences and realizing national conciliations. The ministers are to discuss topics on the summit agenda, including the Palestinian question, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, the Iran-occupied UAE islands, Turkish forces' breach of Iraqi territories, combating terrorism, overhauling the Arab League, joint social and economic action.