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Syria fully accepts Arab peace plan: League official

The Arab roadmap calls for an immediate halt to the bloodletting in Syria

  • AFP
  • Published: 20:09 November 2, 2011
  • Gulf News

Cairo: Syria on Wednesday fully accepted an Arab League plan to end nearly eight months of bloodshed, during a ministerial meeting at the organisation's Cairo headquarters, a League official said.

"The Syrian delegation accepted the Arab League plan without reservations and in its entirety," the official said.

The Arab roadmap calls for an immediate halt to the bloodletting in Syria, the removal of tanks from the streets, and the start of a dialogue between the Damascus regime and its opponents.

The plan was submitted Sunday to Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mua'alem at a meeting in Doha and a reply had been initially due on Monday, but Syria asked for a delay to allow its leadership to mull the proposals.

Hours before the meeting in Cairo, Syria's largest opposition group urged the pan-Arab body to freeze the country's membership in the organisation.

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