Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives Syrian President Bashar Al Assad in Abu Dhabi- press photo
CAIRO – 19 March 2022: For the first time since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad paid a visit to the United Arab of Emirates, a visit supports Syria’s reinstating its membership at the Arab League.
Al-Assad was received by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Friday.
Nahyan said that the UAE is keen to discover new paths of constructive cooperation with Syria, and to monitor opportunities to pushed forward to achieving the interests of the two peoples. He wished Syria and its honorable people security, stability and peace.
Syria's membership in the Arab League was suspended in 2011 following the Syrian revolution against President Bashar al-Assad.
Early March 2021 at a ministerial meeting for Foreign Ministers of the Arab League, Shoukry called for re-thinking of Syrian membership of the Arab League.
Algeria, along with other Arab countries, are moving to convince all the 22 member states to restore Syria to the Arab League, holding consultations regarding Syria’s attendance at the upcoming Arab League Summit due to convene in Algeria after the holy month of Ramadan.