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Arab League calls emergency meeting on crisis in Sudan, readmitting Syria

The Arab League will address Syria's readmittance to the alliance and the ongoing violence in Sudan.
Arab League ambassadors gather for an emergency meeting in Cairo on April 5, 2023,

The Arab League will meet this Sunday to discuss Sudan and Syria, as violence rages in Khartoum and the debate heats up on readmitting the Syrian government to the organization. 

Agence France-Presse reported that foreign ministers of Arab League member states will hold an emergency meeting on the conflict in Sudan and Syria’s readmission to the bloc, citing an unnamed diplomat.

Background: The Arab League has taken a cautious approach to the conflict in Sudan. The bloc was among many parties to call for a cease-fire on the Eid al-Fitr holiday in April. Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit participated in a United Nations meeting on ending the fighting last month.

On Monday, the Arab League held an emergency session on Sudan, though it was unclear if anything came of the meeting.

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