BEIRUT | Arab ministers meet in Beirut ahead of economic summit

18Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BEIRUT—Jan 18, 2019—Lebanon used an Arab economic meeting Friday to urge the Arab League to restore Syria’s membership, calling it a “historic shame” to keep the Arab country out of the forum.

The Lebanese Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil, spoke before Arab ministers meeting in Beirut ahead of a regional summit that has been overshadowed by divisions and controversy over Syria’s participation.

Organizers of the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, or AESD, initially said that seven Arab heads of state would attend Sunday’s summit which is being held in Lebanon for the first time.

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