In a tweet, Anwar Gargash reiterated his nation’s assist for “the return of Syria to its setting”, noting that this was confirmed by the UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan throughout his Sunday assembly with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“A decade and a half of struggle, violence and destruction is sufficient and it’s time to boost cooperation and solidarity amongst our Arab international locations to make sure the soundness and prosperity of the area,” Gargash stated.
Syria’s membership within the Arab League was suspended following the eruption of a foreign-backed militancy within the nation in 2011.
“The UAE’s strategy and efforts in direction of brotherly Syria are a part of a deeper imaginative and prescient and a broader strategy geared toward strengthening Arab and regional stability and overcoming tough years of confrontation,” Gargash added.
The UAE reduce its relations with Syria in 2012, a yr after the Damascus discovered itself within the grips of foreign-backed violence, nevertheless it reopened its embassy in Damascus in 2018.
Within the newest signal of creating thaw in ties between the 2 international locations, Assad, accompanied by his spouse Asma al-Assad, arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday for an official go to. It was her first overseas journey since 2011.
In a publish on his Twitter account, Sheikh Mohammed stated he had held “constructive talks” together with his Syrian counterpart geared toward creating relations between the 2 international locations.
“Our discussions additionally explored methods of enhancing cooperation to speed up stability and progress in Syria and the area,” he added.