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Kuwait: "We expect more Arab countries to reopen embassies in Damascus"

Editing: Ayham Nasif |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2019/01/01 10:54

Tukey - SMART

Kuwait said that it expects more Arab countries to reopen embassies in Damascus in the coming days.

On Monday, the Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah stated to the Kuwaiti News Agency KUNA that Kuwait will remain committed to the Arab League's decision and will reopen its embassy in Damascus once the organization allows it.

KUNA also reported that Jarallah expected an improvement in the relations between Syria and Arab Gulf states in the coming days as more countries consider reopening their embassies in Damascus.

The statements followed the reopening of the United Arab Emirates and Bahraini embassies in the Syrian government-controlled city of Damascus after seven years of closure, the visit of the Sudanese President to Damascus, and the visit of Ali Mamlouk, the head of the Syrian government National Security Bureau to Egypt.

Earlier, the Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League Hossam Zaki reported that there is no consensus on lifting Syria's suspension, adding that the Sudanese President did not coordinate with the Arab League before the visit to Damascus.

In November 2011 and after the beginning of the Syrian Revolution, the Arab League suspended Syria's membership. The seat of Damascus remained empty during all of the Arab League's meetings since. In March 2013, Moaz al-Khatib, who was the president of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, occupied the Damascus seat during a league meeting.