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Jordan will not invite Syria to attend Arab summit

Image of Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Al Safadi [Körber-Stiftung International Affairs/Facebook]
Image of Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Al Safadi [Körber-Stiftung International Affairs/Facebook]

Jordan’s Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, has said his country will not invite Syria to attend the upcoming Arab League summit scheduled to take place in Jordan on 23 March because the League has suspended its membership.

In November 2011, Arab foreign ministers suspended Syria’s membership and called for the withdrawal of Arab ambassadors from Damascus until the implementation of the Arab plan to resolve the Syrian crisis.

Read: Syria will not take part in the next Arab Summit, says Arab League Secretary-General

Safadi made the remarks during a press conference held on Sunday with visiting Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, in preparation for the summit, which will be hosted by the Kingdom.

Jordan’s Minister of State for Media Affairs and the Jordanian government spokesman, Mohammed Al-Momani, said earlier that Jordan will not invite Syria to attend the Arab summit because the League had suspended Damascus seat.

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