18:42 GMT26 January 2021
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    Ahmed Aboul Gheit, secretary-general of Arab League said that Syrian government should achieve an agreement with opposition in order to return country's place in the league.

    KHARTOUM (Sputnik) — Syria must achieve harmony between the government and opposition to get back its place in the League of Arab States, the league's secretary-general said Thursday.

    Syria's membership of the Arab League was suspended in 2011 after the beginning of violent protests in the country, which has later grown into a civil war.

    "To return the place, an agreement should be achieved in Syria between the government and opposition," Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in a speech during his visit to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.

    The 22-member Arab League was created in 1945 to "safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries," according to the Pact of the League of Arab States.

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