Arab monitoring chief quits, Syria envoy proposed

February 12, 2012 14:23

CAIRO - The Arab League accepted the resignation of the Sudanese general who had led an Arab monitoring mission to Syria, and proposed appointing a former Jordanian foreign minister as a special envoy for the Syrian crisis, Egypt's state news agency reported on Sunday.

Abdel Elah al-Khatib, the former Jordanian minister and UN envoy to Libya, was proposed as the special envoy to Syria by Arab League chief Nabil Elarabi during an Arab ministerial meeting in Cairo, the agency reported.

He also accepted the resignation of Mohammed al-Dabi, the Sudanese general who had led an Arab observer mission to Syria and offered his resignation to ministers meeting on Sunday.

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