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A general view shows the opening session of the meeting of Arab foreign ministers at the Arab League Headquarters, to discuss the Sudan and Syrian situations, in Cairo, Egypt May 7. Image Credit: Reuters

Cairo: Arab League foreign ministers adopted a decision to readmit Syria after more than a decade of suspension on Sunday, a spokesperson for the League said.

The decision was taken at a closed meeting of Arab foreign ministers at the Arab League's headquarters in Cairo, said Gamal Roshdy, spokesman for the Arab League's secretary general.

Syria's membership of the Arab League was suspended in 2011 after a crackdown on street protests against Assad that led to a civil war, and many Arab states pulled their envoys out of Damascus.

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Recently, several Arab states including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, have re-engaged with Syria in high-level visits and meetings.