Syria not invited to Arab summit

By Khetam Malkawi – Dec 08,2016 – JORDAN TIMES


AMMAN — Syria will not be invited to take part in the Arab League summit that is scheduled to take place in Amman in March, a top official said on Thursday.

Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani, who is also the government’s spokesperson, said at a press conference at the Prime Ministry that the decision comes in implementation of an earlier Arab League decision when it suspended Syria’s membership at the beginning of the six-year crisis. 

Accordingly, the minister added, it will not be invited to have representatives in March’s summit.

He stopped short of saying if opposition figures would be attending  the gathering. 

Syria was excluded from the Arab League at an emergency session of the league in November 2011 in Cairo, over Damascus’ failure to end the conflict.


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