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05 December 2023

Jordanian League envoy to Syria?

Demonstrators gather during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Homs. (REUTERS)

By Reuters

The Arab League accepted the resignation of the Sudanese general who had led an Arab monitoring mission to Syria, and proposed appointing a former Jordanian foreign minister as a special envoy for the Syrian crisis, Egypt's state news agency reported on Sunday.

Abdel Elah Al Khatib, the former Jordanian minister and UN envoy to Libya, was proposed as the special envoy to Syria by Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby during an Arab ministerial meeting in Cairo, the agency reported.

He also accepted the resignation of Mohammed Al Dabi, the Sudanese general who had led an Arab observer mission to Syria and offered his resignation to ministers meeting on Sunday.