Al-Assad set to head Syrian delegation in AL summit in KSA: Syrian FM
Syrian Foreign Minister confirmed that Assad will lead the country's delegation to the Arab League summit in Jeddah.
Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad confirmed that President Bashar Assad will reportedly be attending the upcoming Arab League summit in Jeddah.
Assad "will lead the country's delegation to the Arab League summit in Jeddah," Mekdad told Sky News Arabia.
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Syria's Foreign Minister, Faisal Mekdad, arrived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Monday, heading a Syrian delegation that will participate in meetings in preparation for the upcoming Arab summit on 19 May.
The Minister dismissed the turbulent relations between Syria and other Arab countries as he said, "We don’t look at the past, rather, we are looking forward to the future." Adding that "there are many challenges to be discussed, and we should mobilize our Arab powers to face them, including the Arab-Israeli conflict and the climate issue."
The diplomatic envoy headed by Mekdad was preceded by an earlier envoy led by Economy Minister Mohammad Samer Khalil landed in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah ahead of the upcoming Arab League Summit, which is set to take place sometime next week.
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