1 September 1967

Eight Arab heads of state attended an Arab Summit Conference in Khartoum from 29 August 1967 to 1 September 1967. The Conference formulated the Arab consensus which prevailed until the visit of Egyptian President Sadat to Jerusalem before the Camp David Accords of 1977. The slogan – no peace, no recognition, no negotiations – became known as the “Three No’s of Khartoum”.

1. The conference has affirmed the unity of Arab ranks, the unity of joint action and the need for coordination and for the elimination of all differences. The Kings, Presidents and representatives of the other Arab Heads of State at the conference have affirmed their countries’ stand by and implementation of the Arab Solidarity Charter which was signed at the third Arab summit conference in Casablanca.

2. The conference has agreed on the need to consolidate all efforts to eliminate the effects of the aggression on the basis that the occupied lands are Arab lands and that the burden of regaining these lands falls on all the Arab States.

3. The Arab Heads of State have agreed to unite their political efforts at the international and diplomatic level to eliminate the effects of the aggression and to ensure the withdrawal of the aggressive Israeli forces from the Arab lands which have been occupied since the aggression of June 5. This will be done within the framework of the main principles by which the Arab States abide, namely, no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it, and insistence on the rights of the Palestinian people in their own country…

The conference has decided to expedite the elimination of foreign bases in the Arab States.