Arab League SG: Syria May Take its Seat During Next Summit

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that Syria could return to its seat at the next summit of the Arab League in case there is a consensus between member states, according to Athr Press.
Arab League SG: Syria May Take its Seat During Next Summit

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that Syria could return to its seat at the next summit of the Arab League, pending an Arab consensus on the relevant draft resolution.

“Syria may return to the Arab League during the next summit if the Arab states agree on the draft resolution,” Aboul Gheit said in an interview with the newspaper Sada al-Balad. He noted that several countries intend to approve the resolution.

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“Some Arab countries are opening quietly to Syria, but I have made neither a formal nor informal request for Damascus to resume its seat,” he said, adding that Algeria’s foreign minister had stressed his commitment to holding a summit in Algeria in March 2022.

Algeria, Iraq, and Jordan want Syria to return, which Aboul Gheit views as the beginning of momentum. “We are monitoring the Syrian reaction from afar, and we think Syria may welcome a return,” he added.

In the past year, Arab countries have shown a significant change in their attitudes towards Syria, which they want to return to the Arab fold.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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