The Egyptian Foreign Minister has denied that Egypt has sent or intends to send forces to Syria.
An uprising against the Syrian regime that began last year has resulted in the death and displacement of thousands as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad refuses to step down despite international pressure.
Although extremely concerned, the international community struggles to reach a resolution to end the bloodshed in Syria.
At last week's United Nations general assembly, Qatari Prince Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani had suggested Arab military intervention in Syria.
"It is better for Arab states, themselves, to intervene, as to their humanitarian, political and military obligation, after the failure of the security council to come up with a resolution despite the violence reaching an unacceptable point", the Qatari Prince proposed.
Days after this proposition was made, an assistant to Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, Saif Abdel Fattah, indicated that Egypt was studying the option of sending forces to Syria. Abdel Fattah had added that communications with Doha and Ankara were to take place soon in light of the subject.
Meanwhile, Egypt's presidential spokesman Yasser Ali, has repeatedly declared that "Arab military intervention in Syria is not an option at all", insisting that Egypt's stance on the subject is fixed.
At the third summit of South American and Arab countries (ASPA) the Egyptian foreign minister, Mohamed Kamel Amr, stressed on the need for a resolution that preserves the status and pride of, what he described as, a regional strategic leader.
He insisted on the importance of maintaining Syria's cohesion, arguing that its division would affect the entire region negatively.
Amr claimed that Egypt enjoys the best communication with the internal and external Syrian opposition, insisting however on the importance of Syrians taking matters into their hands.
He pointed out that there remains no Egyptian ambassador in Syria but only a charge d'affaires to ensure that information reaches Egypt directly instead of through a third party.
Retired Egyptian general who led Egypt's army during the second Gulf War, Mohamed Aly Bilal, also stroke down the suggestion of Arab military intervention, describing it as "wrong and not well-thought". He argued that such discourse would lead to even more bloodshed and raise many difficult questions.