On Tuesday, the Gulf Cooperation Council called for a meeting to discuss the possibility of Syria’s return to the Arab League.
The meeting is scheduled to take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, with the participation of the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq.
For its part, Doha announced, on Tuesday, that it had received an invitation from the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council to attend a meeting next Friday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to exchange views on the possibility of Syria’s return to the League of Arab States.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
In the past two months, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited the Sultanate of Oman and the UAE, in the first visit to two Arab countries since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011, in light of regional efforts to return Syria to the Arab incubator.
Following the outbreak of the conflict in Syria, several Arab countries, especially the Gulf ones, severed their diplomatic relations with Syria, closed their embassies in Damascus, and the League of Arab States suspended Syria’s membership.
On April 3, the Tunisian presidency stated that Tunisian President Kais Saied had instructed Foreign Minister Nabil Ammar to initiate procedures for appointing an ambassador for his country in Damascus.
And the presidency announced in a statement that Saied stressed, during a meeting with Ammar, “the need to adhere to the principles of foreign policy of Tunisian diplomacy, the most important of which is not to get involved in any axis and the independence of the national decision.”
The Tunisian president said last month that there is no justification for not having an ambassador for Tunisia in Syria and an ambassador for Damascus in Tunisia.