DAMASCUS: Greek President To Visit Syria


Syria News Station

Jun e 16 2009

Western diplomatic sources said that "Greek President Karolos
Papoulias to pay a three-day visit to Damascus in the twenty-fourth
of this month, Papoulias to be accompanied by his wife and a large
delegation led by Greek Foreign Minister in addition to 25 businessmen
representing various Greek economic sectors."

The former Greek President Constantinos Stephanopoulos visited Damascus
in 2002. President al-Assad also visited Greece, mid-December 2003.

In another context, diplomatic sources ruled out that President
al-Assad’s visit to Armenia aiming at initiate mediation between
Armenia and Turkey, by virtue of the excellent relationship between
Syria and the tow countries.

In turn, the Armenian Ambassador to Damascus Archak Buladian said
yesterday that Syria "is keen on improving relations between Armenia
and Turkey," denying at the same time, the knowledge that President
al-Assad is willing to offer the role of mediator between Yerevan
and Ankara.


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