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Lebanon calls for Syrian reinstatement at Arab League

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CAIRO, March 6 (Reuters) - Lebanon's foreign minister Adnam Mansour called on Wednesday for Syria's suspension from the Arab League to be reversed in order to help find a political solution to the country's civil war.

Damascus was suspended from membership of the Cairo-based League in November 2011, eight months into what began as a popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

"I call for Syria's membership of the Arab League to be unblocked," Mansour told a League ministerial meeting. "Communication with Syria ... is essential for a political solution." (reporting by Omar Fahmy and Ayman Samir; editing by David Stamp)

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