Assad joins Arab leaders for historic summit in Jeddah

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Thu, 2023-05-18 15:08

JEDDAH: President Bashar Assad of Syria arrived in Jeddah on Thursday to take part in the Arab League summit, his first visit to the Kingdom since Syria’s conflict began in 2011.
Assad’s attendance at the summit on Friday seals Syria’s return to the Arab fold after a 12-year suspension,and opens a new chapter in relations after more than a decade of tensions.

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad arrives in Jeddah on Thursday. (SPA)
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Lebanon’s PM Najib Mikati, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrive in Jeddah ahead of the Arab summit. (SPA)
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