Chief of the Arab League (AL) Nabil al-Arabi said the group will support Russia's proposal to place Syria's chemical weapons under international supervision, Egypt's official news agency MENA reported on Tuesday.
The AL will announce its support for the initiative of Russia in an official statement, Nabil al-Arabi was quoted by MENA as saying.
He also urged the world to find a political solution to the Syrian conflict.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the proposal early Monday, asking Syria to "put its chemical arms stockpiles under international control for eventual destruction." The plan was met with positive response from the Syrian government.
Earlier this month, AL urged the international community and the United Nations to take "deterrent and necessary measures" against the Syrian government over alleged chemical attacks that has killed hundreds on Aug. 21.