Agencies- Syrian officials described the media reports as “unfounded”, saying Damascus has received a request from Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi to visit the Middle Eastern country, but no specific date has been arranged, a Press TV correspondent reported.
The Syrian delegation to the Arab League earlier dismissed the initiative by Arab foreign ministers in a meeting in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Sunday.
Arab League says earlier it will send its secretary-general to Syria to try to find a solution for the country's strife — a violent government crackdown on a five-month-old pro-democracy uprising.
The Arab League announced the initiative early Sunday after an emergency meeting in Cairo, but did not say when its chief, Nabil Elaraby, will travel to Damascus.
In a statement, the Arab League called for an end to bloodshed “before it is too late.”
"The council expresses its concern about the deteriorating in Syria, from the serious developments led to the fall of thousands of victims from the Syrian people," the group said in a statement on its website.
The development came as the government told citizens to ignore calls for them to take part in rallies in the capital.
"The Ministry of Interior calls on citizens to not respond to invitations from social networking sites to participates in rallies or gatherings in public squares in Damascus out of concern for their safety," SANA, the official Syrian news agency reported.
"The Ministry stresses the role of citizens in bolstering security and stability and uncovering the ramifications of these malicious invitations."
The report didn't say what the ramifications might be or what prompted the ministry's concern.
But an opposition group says government fear is behind the warning.
"Syrian authorities are worried about any gathering in the heart of the Syrian capital, as it will turn into a protest demanding the fall of the regime," Rami Abdul Rahman, head of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said.
Syria's regime has come under criticism and pressure for its harsh crackdown on demonstrators and world powers have called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down.
The Syrian government denies reports of protests in the capital and blames the country's recent violence on what it calls armed gangs and terrorists backed by foreign conspirators.