Egypt s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry
The Egyptian foreign minister attends the meeting that comes on the heels of another meeting held earlier this month in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, noted Abu-Zeid.
The meeting aims to strengthen “joint Arab action” in response to regional crises, added Abu-Zeid.
It will discuss ways to deal with the Syrian crisis, particularly the status of Syria's membership after 12 years of suspension, explained Abu-Zeid.
The meeting will hence discuss fostering Arab solidarity with the “brotherly” Syrian people to help them face their ordeal, concluded Abu-Zeid.
For his part, the Jordanian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Sinan Majali confirmed that the meeting aims to build on the contacts made by the nine countries with the Syrian government following Jeddah's meeting, as well as the Jordanian initiative to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
Syria and Saudi Arabia had released a joint statement prior to Jeddah’s meeting announcing that the two countries were moving towards reopening embassies and reoperating flights between them.
Majali also highlighted that the Syrian foreign minister would attend the meeting as the first high-ranking Syrian official to attend a meeting of that level in more than a decade, reported Jordanian News Agency (PETRA).