Foreign ministers who met at the Arab League summit yesterday did not discuss the return of Syria to the regional body, Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said.
"The issue of a country's return to its seat or inviting it to participate in a summit is preceded by deliberations and consultations, and the presentation of a draft resolution, ideas and vision from member states and what is required from the Syrian side … this has not been raised yet," Aboul Gheit said during a press conference.
He added that the appropriate conditions had not yet been fulfilled for Syria to return to its seat in the League, after its suspension 10 years ago.
In a previous interview with the Egyptian Sada El-Balad TV channel, Aboul Gheit said: "Some Arab countries are quietly opening up to Syria," noting that Algeria, Iraq and Jordan would like to see Syria retake its seat at the League.
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