Arab League foreign ministers attending an emergency meeting in Cairo

Syria may join Arab League again soon: Tunisian official

Tasnim – Tunisian Presidential Advisor Lazhar Al-Qorawi Al-Chabi said that the Arab League is currently studying the possibility of restoring Syria’s membership in the organization.

“There are some positive signs with regard to restoring Syria’s membership in the Arab League especially after the latest move by some Arab countries to re-open their embassies in Syria,” he said, according to National News Agency.

Al-Chabi’s remarks came upon his arrival at Beirut’s airport in an official visit to Lebanon to deliver to President Michel Aoun the invitation to the Arab summit which will take place in March in Tunisia.

Al-Chabi said that this is the right time for Syria to be back to the Arab League. “Syria cannot remain outside the Arab League anymore. This is its normal place,” he said.

If Syria succeeds in joining the Arab League again, the country will then be invited to the Arab economic summit that will take place in Beirut later this month.

The Arab League suspended Syria’s membership in November 2011, citing alleged crackdown by Damascus on opposition protests. Syria has denounced the move as “illegal and a violation of the organization’s charter.”