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PublishDate: Sunday, January 27, 201907:06

Russia calls for Syria’s return to Arab League

AVA- "We would like Tunisia to support the process of Syria’s return to the Arab family and the League of Arab States as well," Lavrov told a joint press conference with his Tunisian counterpart Khamis al-Jahnawi in Tunis and cited by TASS news agency.
Tunisia is scheduled to host the 30th Arab summit in March.
"I believe that Tunis is interested in a quick return of Syrian refugees sheltered in Tunisia," Lavrov said. "We will do everything to create proper conditions in Syria for that kind of return.”
There are around 400 Syrian refugees in Tunisia, according to estimates by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Al-Jahnawi, for his part, said Syria’s return to the Arab League was a decision by the Cairo-based body, which suspended Syria’s membership in 2011.
"The Arab foreign ministers will meet and decide what they want for Syria,” he said. “What Tunisia cares for is the security, stability and national unity of Syria.”
In recent weeks, there has been increasing Arab calls for normalizing ties with Bashar-al Assad regime, including a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to Damascus, and the reopening of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain embassies in the Syrian capital. 

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