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Journal: The Arab League allows the restoration of relations with Syria



The daily Al-Ahram Al-Arabi reported on Saturday (January 5) the position of the Arab countries on the restoration of relations between the Arab League and Syria.

"Many Arab countries, including the Gulf states, are moving towards an agreement to restore relations between the Arab League and Syria," the newspaper sources said.

The sources said that "the Council of the League of Arab States at the level of permanent delegates on 6 January will allow the reopening of Arab countries to embassies in the Syrian capital of Damascus and the reopening of Syrian embassies in Arab capitals after the Arab League has frozen Syria's membership in November 2011.

The sources stressed that "there are two groups within the Arab League, the first group calls for the return of Syria to its vacant seat 7 years ago during the meeting of the permanent delegates on 6 January, opening the road in the presence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the Arab economic summit in Lebanon this month, then the summit of the Arab League in March. "

He added that "the other group wants to allow the meeting of permanent delegates to restore the work of Arab embassies and Arab ambassadors in Damascus, the return of Syrian ambassadors to the Arab countries and the postponement of the decision to return the Syria at its headquarters in the Arab League at the next summit, and this decision by Arab leaders next March ".

The sources said: "It has not yet settled everyone on a unitary position so far, but according to all sources, it has confirmed that the return of Syria to its headquarters in the Arab League is a matter of time".

Last week the United Arab Emirates announced the opening of the embassy in Damascus and the Kingdom of Bahrain announced the continuation of the embassy in the Syrian Arab Republic, noting that the Syrian embassy in the capital Manama is doing his normal job, years after the closure of a number of Arab embassies in Damascus. While Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Jarallah said on Monday in Al-Jazeera that "one does not return to the work of the embassy of his country in Damascus only after a decision by the Arab League", according to the newspaper "Kuwaiti".


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