Syria regains its seat in the Arab League


Syria regained, on Sunday, its seat in the League of Arab States after adopting the decision in a closed meeting of Arab foreign ministers after an absence of 12 years.

The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the approval of the meeting of Arab foreign ministers for Syria’s return to its seat in the Arab League.

The ministry’s spokesman, Ahmed al Sahhaf, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that “the meeting of Arab foreign ministers agreed on Syria’s return to its seat in the Arab League”.

He added, “The diplomacy of dialogue and the endeavors of Arab integration adopted by Iraq had a real effort in bringing Syria back to the Arab League”.

During the meetingin the Egyptian capital, Syria returning its seat in the Arab League, which contributes to strengthening its security and stability, as well as the issue in Sudan were the main topics.

During the session of Arab foreign ministers, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that the only way to settle the Syrian crisis is a political solution without external interference, adding: “There is no military solution to the Syrian crisis”.

The Arab League suspended Syria’s membership in 2011 as the civil war broke out.

Recently, some Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE, returned to dealing with Syria through visits and high-level meetings.

Arab countries are trying to reach a consensus on the possibility of inviting Syrian President Bashar al Assad to attend the Arab League summit on May 19 in Riyadh to discuss the pace of resuming relations and the conditions for allowing Syria to return.

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