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UAE to reopen Damascus embassy on Thursday: Syrian information ministry

Reuters , Thursday 27 Dec 2018
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United Arab Emirates officially reopens its embassy in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on 27 December, 2018 (Photo: courtesy of SANA news agency)
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The Damascus embassy of the United Arab Emirates is set to be reopened on Thursday, the Syrian information ministry said in a note inviting journalists to cover the event.

The UAE said the move aimed to normalize ties and to curb risks of regional interference in “Arab, Syrian affairs” - an apparent reference to non-Arab Iran, whose support for Assad has been critical to his war effort.

The UAE flag was raised at the embassy, shut since the early months of Syria’s conflict nearly eight years ago. The UAE Foreign Ministry said its charge d’affaires assumed his duties on Thursday.

 

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