Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit met on Tuesday with US special representative for Syria James Jeffrey.
The meeting took up the recent developments in Syria and efforts made to reach a peaceful settlement to the crisis in the conflict-hit Arab country, said AL Spokesman Ambassador Mahmoud Afifi.
Jeffrey reviewed at the meeting the outcome of his contacts with all parties concerned at the political and security levels, added the spokesman.
He also expressed his country’s keenness to get acquainted with the viewpoint of the AL regarding the crisis, said the spokesman.
The US representative said that regional and international parties are interested in the Syrian file and there is a joint interest to restore stability to Syria, the spokesman pointed out.
The US representative also underlined the necessity of uprooting all terrorist groups and organizations operating in Syria, added the spokesman.
Meanwhile, the AL chief asserted at the meeting that the Syrian crisis is basically an Arab issue, said the spokesman.
He also renewed in this regard the Arab stance, calling for preserving the unity of the Syrian territories and respecting the Syrian sovereignty, added the spokesman.
Abul Gheit also underlined the necessity of meeting the aspirations of the Syrian people as they are the only party having the sole right to determine the future of the country, according to the spokesman.
Abul Gheit also warned of the negative consequences of foreign interference in the Syrian crisis, added the spokesman.