Arab League’s Assistant Secretary-General Hossam Zaki told Sputnik on Saturday that Syria’s invitation to the organization’s summit in Tunisia in March would not be discussed during the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit that will take place in Beirut later this month.

“The League has no plans to discuss an invitation to the body’s summit in Tunisia during the upcoming meeting in Lebanon to which Damascus is not invited either,” Zaki said.

The deputy chief also confirmed that the Beirut summit will take place in January as planned despite the Lebanese parliament speaker’s call to postpone it.

“No it will be on time,” he said.

The League suspended Syria’s membership in 2011 after the war broke out. Member states then pulled their ambassadors from the country. But recently they have been making steps to re-establish diplomatic ties with the government in Damascus.

Lebanon, which will host the League’s economic summit on January 19-20, reportedly sought last year to convince other member states to invite Syria to Beirut but the discussion was postponed until the following summit in Tunisia in March.
A diplomatic source from an Arab League state told Sputnik in January that the organization was working on a resolution to readmit Syria.
The move, he said, could be discussed as soon as this month. More recently, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said the Beirut summit should not be held without Syria.
Source: Sputnik
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If Assad has honour, he will snub the Arab-League by rejecting any invitation anywhere in the future. Actually, in his place, when A.L. suspended Syria, I’d even declared : “Syria is not suspended from the Arab-League, we resigned, any way, Syria is not an Arab country, our history is 9,000-10,000 years long, not 1,400 years, we’re not riding-camel Bedouins in the desert! A.L. can o to Hëll!”.

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Strange that you as a frensh who belonge to countrys what helped arab gulf camel riders with command of usa and israel to destroy syria ..and today you tell assad not to work with them..you and the arabs and israel make it alkways hard and difficuilt for assad and than you blame him and his Friends .God will dudge at the.end of time

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@Umar, France and other EU countries did not pay mercenaries to attack Syria. US, Turkey and the Gulf did.

Now that they lost the war, the Gulf has new agenda.
Middle East Eye reports: Senior intelligence officials from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Israel agreed at the meeting that they considered Turkey, rather than Iran, to be their major military rival in the region, and discussed plans to counter Ankara’s influence.
One measure discussed was an initiative to restore diplomatic relations between the three Arab states and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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@Daeshbags-Sux, politicians know no honor. I’d be wary to join that Arab League controlled by warmongers. How does joining help Syria – must be the Dr. Assad’s question.

At a meeting intelligence officials from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Israel discussed an initiative to restore diplomatic relations between the 3 Arab states and Syria and clear a path to the Arab League for her. The chiefs discussed the message they wanted to convey. Dr. Assad has relied on Iranian military support and Tehran-backed Hezbollah fighters during the Gulf’s oil war against Syria.