May 19, 2022

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Abdullah bin Saeed arrived in Damascus on a “standard” trip to Syria

Today, Tuesday, Sheikh Abdullah bin Saeed Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, arrived at the Damascus airport to visit Syria, the first time for an Emirati official in more than 10 years. .

According to Al-Ain News, Sheikh Abdullah bin Saeed Al Nahyan arrived at the Damascus airport where he was received by Syrian Foreign and Foreign Minister Dr. Faisal al-Mikdat.

On October 20, Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the United Arab Emirates, received a phone call from President Bashar al-Assad of the Syrian Arab Republic.

During the call, Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed Al Nahyan and the Syrian President discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance joint cooperation in various fields for their mutual benefit.

The communication dealt with developments in the situation in Syria and the Middle East, all issues and files of common interest.

And last March, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Saeed Al Nahyan called on Syria to return to the Arab League.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Saeed Al Nahyan told a news conference in the capital, Abu Dhabi, at the time, that one of the key players in Syria’s return to Syria was to return to the League of Arab States, and that this would require effort from colleagues in the Arab League.

He said the issue was in the public interest, i.e. in the interest of Syria and the region, and that there were “distractions” between the various parties, but could only work to bring Syria back. Its surroundings.

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On October 10, the two countries announced that an agreement had been reached on future plans to enhance economic cooperation and explore new areas during the next phase.

It reopened its embassy in Damascus, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, in December 2018, seven years after it closed in 2011 in the wake of the protests in Syria.