Report: Foreign Ministry ‘Invites’ Syria to Summit Opening

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In light of controversy over inviting Syria to Beirut’s economic summit, Lebanon’s foreign ministry, as part of “protocol rules,” has sent invitations to the accredited ambassadors including Syria to attend the opening of the summit this weekend, al-Akhbar daily reported on Thursday.

The ministry has sent invitations to Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdul Karim Ali, to accredited ambassadors, and several political, economic and social figures, it added.

However, the daily said it is “unlikely” for the Syrian ambassador to attend the summit, adding that he might “apologize for attending in the next few hours.”

An Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, or AESD, that Lebanon is hosting this weekend has been marred by controversy days before delegates arrive.

The question of whether to invite Syria, whose membership in the Arab League was suspended in 2011, quickly became an issue.

Pro-Syrian groups led by Hizbullah have insisted that the Syrian government should be invited.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 4
Thumb s.o.s 17 January 2019, 09:59

pro Syrian filth, so much for national unity governments !

Missing cedars 17 January 2019, 14:04

The cancer of Lebanon in the picture.

Thumb whyaskwhy 17 January 2019, 20:14

Imbecile has no choice even if he personally does not want to have Syria and the Iranian entourage he has to invite them or else. In fact 10 to 1 his master Fatso Goering of Syria has reviewed and approved the list of attendees that would be invited by Lebanon to this summit.

Thumb natour 17 January 2019, 22:35

Sure they invited you but you didn't want to go. This is like Ziad el-Rahbani's Zakaritah in نزل السرور
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