Lebanon distanced itself from Syria’s invitation to Beirut Economic Summit
Lebanon announced that it was “not the decision maker” in inviting Syria to the upcoming Arab Economic Summit in Beirut in January, “but it can initiate and work for its presence.”
Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil wrote on his Twitter account that Lebanon is not calling for, but is adhering to the decision of the Arab League, but he can initiate and work for Syria’s return to the Arab League.
“I think that for a long time we have been doing all that is necessary as a result of our convictions and positions, and what happened in Syria is that it should be at the heart of the Arab embrace and the Arab League and put it out of the university,” Basil said at a press conference after his meeting with Lebanese Patriarch Mar Bishara Boutros Al-Ra’i. Lebanon does not call, but can initiate and work to be Syria in the Arab League. ”
Beirut is scheduled to host the Economic Development Summit held by the Arab League on 19 and 20 of this month.
The Arab League suspended Syria’s membership in November 2011 as a result of pressure from Arab countries that blamed President Bashar al-Assad for killing civilians in Syria