After many years, the first speaker of the parliament went to Syria to return to the Arab League.
Syrian Speaker Hamuda Sabagh went to Jordan to attend the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union Conferencefrom 3 to 4 days . This was the first time that Syria had been dispatched to the meeting for the first time in nearly eight years after the suspension of membership by the League of Arab States in 2011. Many people speculate that Syria is expected to return to the Arab League in the near future.
The delegation of Sabaga arrived in Amman, Jordan, on the 2nd and was welcomed by Jordanian Speaker Atif Tarawanai. Tarawanai said that he hopes that the regional countries will join hands to promote a political solution to the Syrian crisis and “help Syria to restore its position in the Arab world.”
Syrian and Jordanian officials disclosed that one of the topics discussed at the meeting was to help Syria return to the Arab League.
The Syrian crisis broke out in 2011. The Arab League suspended the membership of Syria. Some Arab countries have close relations with the Syrian government. Many countries have closed their embassies in Syria.
Recently, there are many signs that relations between Syria and the Arab countries are warming up. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited Syria in December last year and became the first leader of the Arab League member countries to visit the country during the Syrian Civil War. The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Syria closed in 2011 and resumed in December 2018. Jordan has ceased to operate with Syria since July 2012. In January this year, it began negotiations with Syria to resume navigation.
The Presidential Palace of Tunisia said at the end of February that the 30th Arab League summit will be held in Tunis on March 31 and will discuss Syria’s return to the Arab League.