ARAB LEAGUE

In unanimous decision, Arab League readmits Syria after 11-year absence

What is Arab League?

  • The Arab League is a regional organization in the Arab world.
  • The Arab League was formed in Cairo in 1945.

Initially it had six members:

  1. Egypt,
  2. Iraq,
  3. Jordan,
  4. Lebanon,
  5. Saudi Arabia, and
  6. Syria

Currently, the League has 22 members.

  • Syria’s participation was suspended from 2011 till recently.
  • Each member state has one vote in the Council of the Arab League, and decisions are binding only for those states that have voted for them.
  • In 2015, the Arab League announced the establishment of a Joint Arab Force with the aim of counteracting extremism and other threats to the Arab States.
  • Participation in the project is voluntary, and the army intervenes only at the request of one of the member states.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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