Lebanon, Syria to exchange embassies -Sarkozy

Syria and Lebanon have decided to open embassies in each other's country for the first time in their troubled relations, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced on Saturday.

Lebanon, Syria to exchange embassies -Sarkozy
Speaking at a joint news conference with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, Sarkozy said: "I would like to say what a historic step forward it is for France that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is determined to open a diplomatic representation in Lebanon, and that Lebanon should open a diplomatic representation in Syria."

He said both leaders had authorised him to make the announcement.

Reuters
Last Mod: 13 Temmuz 2008, 11:52
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