TEHRAN (defapress)- Bahrain announced that it will resume operations at its embassy in Syria amid new efforts by Persian Gulf states to improve relations with Damascus as the war against foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists winds down.
News ID: 74614
Publish Date: 28December 2018 - 17:57
“The Kingdom of Bahrain has announced that work is continuing at its embassy in the brotherly Arab Republic of Syria,” according to a statement carried by Bahrain’s state news agency BNA.
Manama said it was important that Arab states work to prevent any regional interference in Syria's internal affairs to help restore security and stability in the country.
BNA added that flights had been operating between Bahrain and Syria without interruption, although again it did not say whether that had been the case throughout the war.
Syria's embassy in the Bahraini capital, Manama, is operational and flights between the two countries are set to resume, according to the statement.
In October, Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa was seen warmly greeting his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Muallem at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Khalifa later defended the meeting in an interview, saying it was unplanned and calling Syria a "brotherly, Arab nation".
"What happens there concerns us more than anywhere else in the world. It is not right that regional and international players are involved in Syria while we are absent," Khalifa added.
According to a government source in Damascus, Kuwait will also reopen its embassy in Syria in the next 10-14 days, the AMN reported.
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Manama's decision came just hours after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reopened its embassy in central Damascus on Thursday.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.