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Syrian President meets Bahraini Foreign Minister after 13 years


Damascus, 30 April 2024 (TDI): Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has welcomed Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al-Zayani after 13 years.

The landmark meeting between President Al-Assad and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Al-Zayani held in Damascus.

It has been the first visit by a Bahraini Foreign Minister to Syria in 13 years, thereby, indicating softening of mutual relations.

During the meeting, various aspects of bilateral relations have been discussed. The focus of the meeting remained enhancing cooperation across multiple sectors for mutual growth and benefit.

Moreover, the two dignitaries emphasized strengthening Arab solidarity.

Furthermore, they highlighted the importance of working together to ensure regional stability amid current global events.

In particular, the Bahraini Foreign Minister Al-Zayani’s visit also included detailed discussions with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Al-Mekdad.

The key topics on the agenda included preparations for the upcoming Arab Summit which is planned to be held in Manama, Bahrain’s capital.

Collectively, both sides expressed the necessity of strengthening relations.

They emphasized their commitments be manifested through the Arab Summit which should bolster the process of Arab joint action and enable Arab countries to face challenges effectively.

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The visit by Bahrain’s top diplomat has been part of an Arab tour.

It has been organized by Damascus after Syrian President Al-Assad received an official invitation to participate in the 33rd Round of the Arab Summit.

The Summit has been scheduled for 16 May, 2024. Syrian President has received invitation for participation from King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa.

Bahrain is notable for being the second Arab state after the UAE to reopen its embassy in Damascus in 2018.

Previously, the Arab League readmitted Syria, amid increased regional normalization with Damascus, after more than a decade of the suspension of its membership due to government’s coercion over protestors of the Arab Spring in 2011.

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