U.A.E Ambassador Hassan Ahmed al-Shehhi arrived in Damascus on Monday, marking a significant diplomatic milestone as the first ambassador from the United Arab Emirates to Syria since 2011.
Al-Watan has learned that Shehhi will lead the UAE diplomatic mission, ending a 13-year vacancy that persisted since the reopening of the embassy in Damascus by Chargé d’Affaires Counselor Abdul Hakim al-Nuaimi.
Previously serving as the UAE’s ambassador to Iraq since 2015 and holding the position of his country’s ambassador to Sudan, Shehhi played a pivotal role in the reopening of the UAE embassy in Damascus in December 2018, re-establishing ties after a seven-year hiatus.
In a noteworthy development last March, President Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Mrs. Asma, undertook an official visit to the UAE. During the visit, President al-Assad engaged in official talks with the President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, focusing on enhancing bilateral relations between the two nations. This meeting underscored the profound historical ties between the brotherly peoples of Syria and the UAE.
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