Beirut (EFE) about twelve years.
“Today we are facing a historic opportunity to reorganize our affairs with as few foreign interventions as possible and this implies replenishing our affairs in this world that has already been formed,” said the Syrian president during his speech at the Jeddah meeting in western Syria. Saudi Arabia.
Al Asad defended the role of the Arab League as an “original platform to address different issues and solve them”, and advocated taking advantage of the “positive environment” created by the recent reconciliations between various countries in the Middle East.
Since the earthquakes that shook Syria last February, a large part of the region has once again moved closer to Damascus after isolating it for almost twelve years due to the brutality with which it put down the popular revolts that began against it in 2011.
“Joint Arab work needs a common vision, strategies and objectives that we will later turn into realized plans,” the Syrian president said.
Likewise, he warned that there are so many open issues that no number of summits will be “sufficient” to address them and specified that the agenda does not remain only in the “crimes” of Israel against Palestine, nor in “the danger of expansionist Ottoman thought”.
Syria’s first time in the Arab League after its expulsion
This is the first time that Assad has participated in a meeting of heads of state of the Arab League since Syria’s membership in the entity was suspended following the revolts of more than a decade ago in the Arab country.
On May 7, they readmitted the nation after a campaign to gather support led by Saudi Arabia, considered the Sunni leader in the Middle East and who recently reconciled with the Syrian government after having supported the opposition during the war in Syria.