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1st Arab League Summit in Cairo (January 1964)

The first formal summit of the heads of Arab League countries, held in Cairo, Egypt, on 13–17 January 1964. During the summit, the leaders envisioned the creation of the Palestinian National Council, which subsequently established the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) later that year. The summit also resolved to create a joint command for the armed forces of the Arab countries and to divert the waters of the Jordan River.