Saudi King invites Syria's Assad to attend Arab League summit

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz
King Salman bin Abdulaziz. (Photo: Twitter))
AMMAN — Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has extended an invitation to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad, urging him to attend the upcoming Arab League summit scheduled to take place in the Gulf country on May 19, according to Reuters.اضافة اعلان

Syrian state media broke the news on Wednesday, highlighting the significant gesture that could mark the end of President Assad's regional isolation.

Resuming roleThe Arab League, consisting of foreign ministers from various Arab nations, had reached a consensus on Sunday that Syria should resume its role within the organization. This development comes after a 12-year suspension of Syria's membership, which was initially imposed due to President Assad's harsh crackdown on protests against his regime.

The path to mending relations has been expedited since the devastating earthquakes that struck the region in February. 

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister paid a visit to Damascus last month, and on Tuesday, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the kingdom would reopen its diplomatic mission in the Syrian capital.

Sources revealed to Reuters in April that President Assad would receive an invitation to the Arab League summit.

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