Arab League Welcomes Syria 


After more than a decade of suspension, the Arab League on Sunday welcomed back Syria’s government, ensuring President Bashar al-Assad’s return to the Arab fold after years of exile.

Points to Ponder:

  • Syria’s government has been welcomed back by the Arab League, ending a ban that lasted for more than ten years.
  • After the Syrian government cracked down on nonviolent protests, which turned into a civil war that has killed more than 500,000 people and displaced millions, the suspension was put into place in November 2011.
  • Delegations from the Syrian government will once again attend Arab League meetings as a result of the decision to lift the ban.
  • The foreign ministers of the Arab League stressed their “keenness to launch a leading Arab role in efforts to resolve” the Syria crisis, including its political and humanitarian ramifications.
  • The ministers also emphasised how crucial it is to make sure that all individuals in need of humanitarian relief receive it.
  • A political settlement to the crisis has not yet been reached, despite the fact that there has been a drop in bloodshed in some regions of the nation. This is because a significant area of northern Syria is still ungoverned.
  • The Arab League’s decision to start communicating with the Syrian government again may help to end the crisis politically and deal with its humanitarian effects.