Bahrain resumes activity in embassy in Syria

Bahrain is the second country in the Middle East to announce the resumption of activities in its embassy in Syria (File/Shutterstock)
Updated 28 December 2018
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Bahrain resumes activity in embassy in Syria

  • The Kingdom of Bahrain is keen to continue the relations
  • Flights between both countries are uninterrupted

MANAMA: The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the continuation of the work of the Embassy of Bahrain in Syria, according to the Bahrain state-news agency BNA.

The Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Kingdom of Bahrain is also carrying out its work, and the flights between the two countries are uninterrupted.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed the keenness of Bahrain on the continuation of relations with the Syrian Arab Republic and on the importance of enhancing the Arab role and activating it in order to preserve Syria's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and to prevent the dangers of regional interference in its internal affairs and progress. 

The United Arab Emirates has also resumed operations at their Syrian Embassy, and Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir recently became the first Arab leader to visit Syria since the civil war broke out there almost 8 years ago. These recent developments reflect an effort by Gulf Arab states to improve relations with Syrian President Bashar Assad as his forces win a series of military victories with the help of Russia and Iran.


Trump spoke with Abu Dhabi crown prince on Thursday: White House

Updated 19 April 2019
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Trump spoke with Abu Dhabi crown prince on Thursday: White House

  • The two leaders discussed Washington’s continued support for the UAE

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said in a statement.
The two leaders discussed Washington’s “continued support for the United Arab Emirates’ national defense, strengthening alliances in the region, and the impact of the Administration’s crippling sanctions on Iran,” the statement said.
“They also spoke about UAE’s contributions to the global energy markets as a reliable supplier of oil,” it said.