About the Model Arab African Summit

The Model Arab-African Summit (MAAS) was a two-day regional summit that took place as part of the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh. It followed on of the recommendations of the World Youth Forum in November 2017, as well as a subsequent African Union Simulations’ recommendations held in May 2018.

Young participants representing 67 Arab and African states took part in the summit.

Participants discussed and debated different topics with the aim of finding solutions to common challenges that faced them as youth, as well as enhancing cooperation between Arab and African youth. MAAS participants represented their countries and highlighted their potentials and cooperation opportunities with other fellow states of the African and Arab nations. By assuming the roles of several Member States, delegates were able to share diverse perspectives and formulate various solutions with regards to several topics during the discussion.