Arab League meeting on Syria postponed

Ahram Online , Saturday 10 Dec 2011

An Arab League task force on Syria has postponed its meeting to discuss the situation in Syria to next week

The meeting of the Arab League Coordination Committee on Syria slated for Saturday to mull a response to Damascus which wants the League to lift sanctions in return for allowing in observers to monitor its response to unrest has been postponed.

A diplomatic source said that Arab League chief Nabi Al-Arabi suggested convening the meeting in mid-December at the League's Cairo headquarters.

Last week Syria said on that it will allow observers into the country as part of an Arab peace plan to end months of violence, in a bid to avoid sweeping sanctions the regional bloc decided to impose on the Damascus regime.

But Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, in a letter to El-Arabi, said Syria would accept monitors only under certain conditions.

Members of the Arab Coordination Committee on Syria include Qatar (chair), the Sultanate of Oman, Egypt, Algeria and Sudan as well as the secretary general of the Arab League

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