What is the Arab League? Zelensky and Assad in Saudi Arabia for conference

May 20, 2023

O n the same day G7 leaders met in Hiroshima, the Arab League summit brought together leaders in the Middle East with Volodymyr Zelensky. The Arab League conference / KUNA/AFP via Getty ImagesSince 1945, countries in the Arab-speaking world have held an annual conference to discuss their shared interests and support of each other. UAE's Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan meets Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelensky / UAE’s ministry of presidential affairsWhat have been the successes and failures of the Arab League? The Arab League has been noted by some critics for its lack of kinship between its members. Michael Barnett and Etel Solingen wrote in their book Crafting Cooperation: “In its existence the Arab League has achieved a relatively low level of cooperation.