Saudi Arabia resumes the work of its diplomatic mission in Syria
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces the resumption of the work of the diplomatic mission in Damascus, Syria.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, on Tuesday evening, that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has decided to resume the work of its diplomatic mission in Syria.
A statement by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that the resumption of the work of the diplomatic mission in Damascus comes “out of the brotherhood ties that unite the peoples of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Syrian Arab Republic, and out of keenness to contribute to the development of joint Arab action and the strengthening of security and stability in the region.”
The statement indicated that the decision took into account the decision of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers, issued Sunday in Cairo, to resume the participation of Syrian delegations in the meetings of the Council of the League of Arab States and all its affiliated organizations and agencies.
Syrian Foreign Ministry on its part stated that Damascus resumed the work of its diplomatic mission in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Syria returns to Arab League
Despite opposition from Western countries, Arab foreign ministers announced on Sunday, May 7, Syria’s return to the Arab League during an emergency meeting that took place in the Egyptian capital ahead of the Arab League Summit in Saudi Arabia on May 19.
Iraqi Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmad Al-Sahhaf announced that Syria has been brought back to the Arab League.
The Iraqi official added that Iraq's dialogue diplomacy and efforts greatly aided Syria's return to the Arab League.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stated that the Syrian crisis has proven throughout the years that it cannot be resolved militarily and that the only way to reach a solution is through Syria itself, without external diktats.
He further stressed that “all forms of terrorism must be eliminated in Syria."