Gargash: Syria’s return to the Arab League needs Arab consensus

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The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the UAE, Anwar Gargash, said on Thursday that the decision to return Syria to the Arab League requires Arab consensus.

In private statements to Al Arabiya, Gargash stressed that everyone is convinced that there is a political path to resolve the Syrian crisis.


The UAE Minister of State pointed out that opening communication with Damascus would not leave the doors open for Iranian interference.

Gargash had tweeted earlier on Thursday saying that the decision of the UAE to return its political and diplomatic work in Damascus comes after careful reading of developments and it comes as a result of believing that the next stage requires Arab presence and communication with the Syrian file in the interest of Syria, its people, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The United Arab Emirates had announced earlier on Thursday the reopening of its embassy in Damascus. The embassy has been shut since the early months of Syria’s conflict, which erupted in 2011.

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