On Sunday, Arab foreign ministers approved the return of the Syrian regime to its seat in the Arab League, on the condition that it abides by the outcomes of the Amman meeting held on May 1st.
The resolution was published by the Iraqi News Agency and approved during the Cairo meeting, where the ministers discussed the “Syrian crisis” and ways to bring Damascus back into the Arab League.
The resolution emphasizes the importance of preserving Syria’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and stability based on the principles of the League of Arab States, and calls for intensified Arab efforts to help Syria emerge from its crisis and end the suffering of the Syrian people.
Additionally, the resolution welcomed the Arab statements issued at the Jeddah meeting on Syria on April 14 and the Amman meeting on Syria on May 1st. The Arab League aims to play a leading role in resolving the Syrian crisis, addressing the humanitarian, security, and political consequences for Syria and its people. The Arab League will also work to address the impact of the Syrian crisis on neighbouring countries, the region, and the world, including issues related to asylum, terrorism, and drug trafficking.
The resolution expressed appreciation for the Syrian regime’s willingness to collaborate with Arab countries in implementing the outcomes of Arab statements, fulfilling the commitments and agreements made at the Amman meeting, and adopting the necessary measures to activate the Arab role. The resolution emphasized the need to take practical and effective steps, in accordance with the principle of reciprocity and UN Security Council Resolution 2254, to gradually resolve the crisis. This includes allowing aid delivery to those in need in Syria, in line with the mechanisms outlined in Security Council resolutions.
The resolution announced the formation of a ministerial liaison committee consisting of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and the Secretary-General to monitor the implementation of the Amman statement. The committee will also engage in direct dialogue with the Syrian regime government to achieve a comprehensive solution to the Syrian crisis in a step-by-step manner, aligned with UN Security Council Resolution No. 2254. The committee will submit periodic reports to the Council of the League at the ministerial level.
Finally, the resolution confirmed the approval of the Syrian regime’s participation in the meetings of the Council of the League of Arab States and its affiliated organizations and bodies, effective from May 7th, 2023.
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