Kuwait said on Monday it expected more Arab countries to reopen embassies in Damascus in “coming days” but added that the move would need a green light from the Arab League, which suspended Syria’s membership seven years ago.
Arab states, including some that once backed militants against the Syrian government, are seeking to reconcile with Damascus after decisive gains by government forces in the war.
The United Arab Emirates re-opened its embassy in Damascus last Thursday and Bahrain said the next day that its embassy there and the Syrian diplomatic mission in Manama had been operating “without interruption”.
Kuwait’s Deputy foreign minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said Monday the Gulf state remained committed to the Arab League’s decision and would reopen its embassy in Damascus once the organization allowed it.
Jarallah expected a “thaw in relations between Syria and Arab Gulf states in the coming days as more nations look to reopen their embassies in Damascus,” state news agency KUNA reported.
Arab League’s permanent representatives are due to meet in Cairo on Jan. 6.