Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime will not stay in power for long, Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said on Wednesday, urging the opposition meeting in Qatar to put aside their differences.
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"It is important to unify the opposition's visions, especially because everyone knows that the regime in Syria will not remain for long and one day there will be a new situation in Syria," he told reporters in Cairo.
Arabi was speaking as he prepared to travel to Doha for a meeting on Thursday of the Syrian opposition, whose backers hope will form a unified group to represent the almost 20-month revolt against Assad.
Preparations must start for a transitional government to be ready when "there are changes on the ground," said the Arab League secretary general.