Lavrov: Progress in political settlement in Syria to promote its return to Arab League

Lavrov: Progress in political settlement in Syria to promote its return to Arab League
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The launch of Syria’s Constitutional Committee will bring forth the topic of Syria’s return to the Arab League, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Arabic-language media. The interview was posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website on Thursday, APA reports citing TASS.

"We are confident that the launch of the committee’s work in Geneva will give an impetus to the entire settlement process in Syria," he said. "Progress on the political track will bring forth the long-standing topic of Damascus’ return to the Arab family. I mean the Arab League."

However, in his words, "much will depend on Saudi Arabia’s position, because its voice is heard in the region and beyond."

Syria’s membership in the Arab League was suspended in November 2011 when a conflict flared up in the country. Most of the Arab nations recalled their ambassadors from Damascus and scaled down trade ties with Syria.

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