May 12, 2023

A group of Egyptian experts spoke about Arab contacts and talks during the last period, in preparation for Syria’s return to the Arab League.

Muhammad Mustafa, director of the Middle East News Agency, said in statements to RT, that the Arab arena has recently been witnessing mutual contacts, discussions and visits, many of which may seem surprising or even surprising, but they all come within the framework of what can be described as an attempt by active Arab parties to crystallize “the form and essence of a regime.” A new Middle Eastern regional” while in a circle wider than that of the region, the shape and essence of a new world order is being crystallized.

Mustafa pointed out that the file of the Syrian crisis, with its entanglements and repercussions, occupies the utmost importance in this context, after Syria became – in light of almost complete Arab estrangement and isolation – a region of presence and even struggle between great powers on the one hand, and Arab and regional powers (neighboring countries) on the other.

Hence, the intensity and depth of the ongoing Arab moves with the Syrian side came from an awareness by Syria and by key Arab powers of the fact that it is difficult or even impossible to inaugurate a strong regional Arab or Middle Eastern security system in the absence of Syria.

For his part, Ahmed Refaat, a researcher in national security affairs, said in statements to RT that there is a noticeable Arab for Syria’s return to the League of Arab States, which is an important measure that seems emotional to some, or that it is just a correction of a previous mistake, but in depth it is a very important decision that would decide. The debate is final in recognizing the government of President Bashar al-Assad, which would constitute a great support for him in confronting terrorist forces and organizations on the one hand, regional ones on the other hand, and some internal parties that bet on weakening the Syrian state to achieve its goals, and finally the international powers whose goals may then contradict the orientations of the Arab position.

Refaat pointed out that there is a group of countries openly fighting the Syrian government and supporting its opponents with money and weapons and other countries that do not care about the position of these people and deal with the Syrian government and establish diplomatic relations with it, and other countries, led by Egypt, inherited a diplomatic boycott, but chose to be with the Syrian people and the unity of its soil and lands. It can only be done by dealing with the Syrian government and supporting the national army in the face of terrorism, as the Syrian army is the guarantor of the territorial integrity of Syria. At the same time, Egypt believes in the right of the Syrian people in their aspirations towards democracy.

And the Egyptian researcher continued: “Now positions are converging and dissolving with revisions that prove the importance of a new formulation of Arab security that closes the doors to external interference, and that the return of Syria to the Arab embrace and the start of its reconstruction are important steps in this direction.”

He noted that the UAE has restored its relations, and Saudi Arabia is sending good messages, and Tunisia is preparing to open its embassy and name an ambassador, perhaps within hours, and Algeria supports the Syrian state, along with Lebanon and Egypt, which refused to represent the opposition to Syria at the Arab Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh in 2015, and openly declared its support for the Syrian Arab Army to manage the file, which leads to Preventing objections within the League from some countries whose position on the crisis there has not changed until today and need a quick dialogue either to change their position or to prevent their standing against the return of Syria to its nation.

Hamada Imam, deputy editor-in-chief of Al-Shorouk newspaper and Egyptian political analyst, says that the return of Syria is linked to the ability of the Arabs to face the Israeli and American challenges, explaining that the success of the recent Arab moves to return Syria to the Arab ranks depends on the ability and desire of the Arab regimes to confront the American and Israeli pressures.

Imam continued: “The recent Arab movements and shuttle visits opened the door of hope for Syria’s return to the League of Arab States after a hiatus of more than 11 years. The Syrian Foreign Ministry belongs to Egypt, and despite this diplomatic momentum and optimism that prevails in the Arab atmosphere, the Arab positions are not all equal and do not move at the same pace and are not governed by one desire. Ruling in Damascus with the Arab positions presented.

The Egyptian political analyst pointed out that some of these positions are related to the association of some Arab countries with Western countries and the United States, which reject the return of Syria to the Arab ranks based on its narrow interests and as a result of the Russian and Iranian rapprochement with Syria, which is considered and represents a threat to Western interests and behind them Israel.

He noted that, in general, it can be said that the Syrian file is one of the most complex files in the Arab region, due to the multiplicity of parties to the conflict inside Syria, which makes restructuring and directing it, bringing about changes in it, and reconciling the positions and interests of the Arab parties among themselves, a matter that takes time from negotiations, but remains not excluded. Especially after the recent developments in the region, whether between Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia, the issue of return has moved from the impossible to the possible after removing many of the obstacles that were preventing it, and which the West was betting on its survival, but it has disappeared from the scene and there has become an Arab interest in the need for Syria to return to a university. The Arab countries, after the discovery of many American and Western projects for the Arab region, which serve to marginalize the Arab countries and transform them from active states to passive states, and everyone became winners and beneficiaries except for the Arab countries that were left to bet on the losing horse, and the matter now requires pure Arab solutions to close all files, whether In Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen.

He stressed that the Russian encouragement, Syria’s strategic ally, for rapprochement with the Arab countries in general and the Gulf countries in particular is an important and decisive variable, and add to that the Chinese move in the world, which plays a role in the international arena no less powerful and important than the American role, and surprised the world by embracing the Saudi-Iranian reconciliation and what it is doing. Bringing points of view closer in many regions of the world, and he is acceptable and close to Arab countries for a long time, and he has strong relations with many Arab countries, and the Arab peoples trust him.

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