Qatari Foreign Minister Sheik Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani said Monday he did not consider the need to re-open an embassy in Damascus and there were no encouraging signs of normalizing relations with the Syrian government.
He added that Qatar is still opposed to Syria's return to the League of Arab States.
He said: "The position of Qatar on the first day that there are reasons, because of the suspension of accession and the freezing of its participation in the Arab League, the reasons are still and still there, there is no encouraging factor for Syria to return … normalization with the Syrian regime in this the stage is just normalization of the person involved in war crimes. "
Syrian participation in the Arab League was frozen in 2011.
Many Arab countries oppose this approach and seek Syria's return to the Arab League.
Tunisian presidential envoy in Lebanon, Lazar al-Qarawi al-Shabi, said last week that his country would be "very pleased" in the event of Syria's return to the Arab League.
As for Syrian participation efforts at this summit, he said: "Efforts are taking place in the Arab League and there are good signs in this matter, especially as a number of Arab countries have re-opened embassies in Damascus."
He stressed that "the atmosphere is right and troubled until Syria returns to its natural place in the Arab nation because Syria can not be out".