Qatar will not join Arab consensus over Syria return to Arab League – Middle East Monitor

Qatar said, Wednesday, it will not join Arab consensus on Syria’s readmission into the Arab League after 12 years of suspension, Anadolu News Agency reports.

“The solution to restore stability in Syria must satisfy the Syrian people,” Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, told a press conference with his German counterpart, Annalena Baerbock, in the capital, Doha.

He said that each Arab country has its own decision over ties with the Syrian regime.

The top diplomat stressed that the “only solution” lies in finding “a just and comprehensive solution” to the Syrian crisis.

On 7 May, the Cairo-based Arab League reinstated Syria after 12 years of suspension over the regime’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protests.

Qatar has been a vocal critic of the Bashar Al-Assad regime since the outbreak of the country’s civil war in 2011.

Last month, bin Abdulrahman said that Qatar’s boycott of the Syrian regime remains in place.

Al-Assad is expected to attend the upcoming Arab League summit in Saudi Arabia on 19 May.

In recent months, the Syrian regime has begun to exchange official visits and contacts with several Arab countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.

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