Arab League agrees to return Syria to its power | Arab League News

Relations with Damascus have been normalized after 12 years as they want an “Arab-led political path” to resolve the Syrian crisis.

According to Iraqi state media, the foreign ministers of Arab League member states have agreed to reinstate Syria’s membership, which was suspended more than a decade ago.

Ministers voted for Syria’s return at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Sunday.

The decision comes amid a spate of normalization ties with Damascus in recent weeks ahead of the Arab League summit in Saudi Arabia on May 19.

Membership in the Syrian Arab League was revoked after President Bashar al-Assad ordered a crackdown on protesters in March 2011.

Arab countries are looking to normalize relations as al-Assad solidifies control of Syrian territory, working toward an “Arab-led political path” to resolve the crisis, according to the Associated Press. said a top Jordanian diplomat.

The vote followed a meeting of top regional diplomats from Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Syria in Jordan. last weekthey called the process of returning Damascus to the Arab fold a “Jordanian initiative.”

Restoration of relations with Damascus quickened the pace China brokered after deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria on February 6 Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iranhad supported the other side in the Syrian conflict.

Saudi Arabia has long resisted normalizing relations with al-Assad, but Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud said: visited Damascus Last month, the two countries resumed flights between the embassies and the two countries for the first time in over a decade.

President Ebrahim Raishi of Iran visited Damascus Long-Term Trade and Oil Signed Last Week Agreement.

Jordan, Kuwait and Qatar had opposed Assad’s attendance at the Arab League summit, saying it was too early to invite Assad before Damascus agreed to negotiate a peace plan.

On the other hand, America said do not change policy Towards the Syrian government, he called it a “rogue” state and urged Arab countries to get something in return for engaging with al-Assad.

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