Syria submits credentials of permanent representative to Arab League
Hussam Al-Din Alaa presents his credentials to the Secretary General of the Arab League as Syria's permanent representative to the Arab League.
It was announced today that the Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit has received the credentials of the Syrian permanent representative from Damascus.
"Today, Ambassador Hussam al-Din Alaa presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, as a representative of Syria in the League," the Syrian News Agency (SANA) reported.
Back on May 30, Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Damascus reported that Hussam Al-Din Alaa was appointed as Syria's Permanent Representative to the Arab League.
On May 19, Syria ended its decade-long exile from the Arab League with a speech that President Bashar Al-Assad delivered before the council of Arab leaders declaring Syria as the "beating heart of the Arab world".
Al-Assad's speech was part of the 32nd Arab League summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 22 member states, five observer countries, and their respective heads of state and government attended the pan-Arab summit.
This summit marked Syria's return to the Arab League after his country emerged victorious against the international war against it.
Commenting on Al-Assad's attendance at the Arab League summit, Israeli media described it as a "victory for Al-Assad."
Israeli media considered that "it is more correct to say that the Arab League has returned to Syria, not the other way around."
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