Arab League Readmits Syria In Their Meeting Held In Cairo

Raghda Salah Embaby

Arab League Decision

Arab League foreign ministers decided to readmit Syria after suspending it for over a decade. The decision is effective immediately and Syria can now start participating in the meetings.

Main Reason

This came as a way to figure out solutions for the crisis resulting from Syria’s civil war, varying from  refugees issues to drug smuggling across the region.


In 2011, Syria witnessed pro-democracy movement that turned into a war, leaving over 500,000 people dead and millions displaced. The Arab League then decided to suspend Syria’s membership in November 2011 after it refusing to end the violence against its people. 

The New Decision

However, after more than a decade of political and humanitarian turmoil, the Arab League has decided to readmit Syria into its ranks after a vote at the Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo.

The Result

The Arab League’s decision has been met with mixed reactions. While some have welcomed the move as a step towards reconciliation, others see it as a betrayal of the Syrian people.


The Arab League’s decision to readmit Syria is a complex issue with far-reaching implications. yet, it remains to be seen how the readmission will affect the region and the Syrian people.

Extra Info

The UAE supported Syria and Assad’s rehabilitation while Qatar have remained opposed to full normalisation.

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