Saudi King Salman has condemned Trump's move to back up Tel Aviv's claim to the Golan, stressing that the kingdom "absolutely rejects" any measure that would deny Syrian sovereignty over the territory.
Addressing the Arab League in Tunis, he once again reiterated the country's position on other disputed territories, such as the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, voicing his support for the establishment of a Palestinian state.
The same stance has been expressed by the Tunisian president, who underlined that the summit should convey the importance of establishing a Palestinian state in order to achieve regional stability.
The US Decision to Recognise Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights
The countries participating in the Arab League summit unanimously denounced the US move, stressing that it contradicts international law and reflecting a statement issued by the European Union on 27 March. Last year, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on Israel to immediately withdraw its forces from the occupied area after the country organised local elections there on 30 October 2018.
The Golan Heights have been under Israel's control since the country seized the territory during the 1967 Six-Day War. While Israel adopted a law to annex the territory in 1981, the United Nations declared the move void, without any legal effects.