The Arab League has said that the membership of Syria will remain suspended.
In a joint press conference with the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that the necessary procedures for Syria’s return to the Arab League have not yet been fulfilled.
Syria’s rejoining of the Arab League needs to be “preceded by deliberations and consultations, the presentation of a draft resolution … and what is required of Syria,” Gheit said.
He added that the Syria issue was discussed during the meeting of Arab ministers in Kuwait on Saturday, but “no mention was made of returning Syria’s membership to the Arab League.”
The Arab League suspended Syria’s membership in the Arab League in 2011 after the Assad regime’s bloody crackdown on peaceful protests.
Countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar have signaled their opposition to the re-admission of the country to the Arab League.