Syrian FM to Hold Talks with French Officials
French Foreign Ministry announced Friday that Syria’s foreign minister Farouq Shara will visit France next Tuesday to for talks on the Mideast peace process with President Jacque Chirac, and Shara’s French counterpart, Hubert Vedrine.
Syrian news agency (SANA) quoted Saturday an official at the French foreign ministry as saying Shara’s visit comes as part of the continuous efforts on the part of the European country towards peace in the Middle East, and its “close contacts with all the concerned parties.”
The official added that France has always preferred a comprehensive and just peace, despite the current stalemate in the Syrian-Israeli negotiations. He also said the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon is only part of the settlement of all the issues involved the process -- Albawaba.com
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