Bahrain Appoints Ambassador to Syria
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued a royal decree of appointing Waheed Mubarak Sayyar as the kingdom’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Syria.
The Foreign Affairs Minister will implement the decree which takes immediate effect and will be published in the Official Gazette.
The appointment of Mubarak follows the re-engagement of several Arab countries with the regime in Damascus.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, visited Damascus and held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Nov. 9.
The diplomatic activity has been accompanied by calls to return Damascus back to the Arab fold, but not agreement has yet been reached over the issue.
SOURCE: Asharq Al-Awsat
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