Syria has appointed Hussam Edin Aala as its representative to the Arab League.
A presidential decree was issued few months back to appoint Aala as Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs and International Organizations.
Syrian state media reported on Wednesday that Aala would succeed Youssef al-Ahmad. who was the Syrian ambassador to the Arab League 11 years ago before suspending Syria’s membership.
Syria retook its seat in the AL at the beginning of May after the Arab states foreign ministers approved this step during an exceptional meeting in Cairo.
On May 19, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attended the Arab summit that was held in Jeddah, Saud Arabia.
Aala, 56, was Syria's permanent representative to the UN in Geneva for eight years. Before that, he was Syria’s ambassador was appointed as Syria’s ambassador to Spain.
He further worked at the Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations between 1996-2001 and was later appointed as the director of the office of the foreign minister assistant in Damascus.