CAIRO, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Nabil al-Arabi held talks Sunday with AL-UN joint envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on the latest developments of the Syrian crisis and the recent call for dialogue by the opposition coalition, official news agency MENA reported.
Brahimi briefed Arabi with the result of his tour in a number of Arab and foreign countries to push for a solution to the crisis and to put an end to the ongoing bloodshed in Syria.
The AL has recently welcomed the invitation made by Moaz al- Khatib, head of the Cairo-based Syrian exiled opposition coalition, to the Syrian government for dialogue over arrangements for the transitional period.
In the first official response, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said Friday in an interview aired on Syrian state TV that the government was ready for dialogue with opposition " without preconditions."
"The door is open and the table is present for any Syrian who wants to come and dialogue earnestly," al-Zoubi added.
The Syrian conflict has been a major topic in the recent Islamic Cooperation Organization summit held in Cairo. On the sidelines of the conference, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Turkish President Abdullah Gul held a closed-door meeting Wednesday on the issue.