Assad visits UAE, meets with Emirati president

Published March 19th, 2023 - 11:25 GMT
Assad visits UAE, met with Emirati president
Emirati President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (R) welcoming his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Abu Dhabi. (Photo by Hamad AL-KAABI / UAE PRESIDENTIAL COURT / AFP)
Emirati president welcomed his Syrian counterpart in UAE, and the national anthem of Syria was played.

ALBAWABA - Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, received Syrian President Bashar Assad upon his arrival, accompanied by his wife, First Lady Asma Assad, at Abu Dhabi.

On Sunday, the Syrian president arrived in the UAE on an official visit.

Assad was greeted with an official reception ceremony upon the arrival of his convoy to al-Watan Palace, which is part of the Emirati presidential palace complex.

The Emirati president accompanied his Syrian counterpart to the podium of honor, in the palace, and the national anthem of Syria was played.

Honor guards lined up to salute Assad

In addition, 21 artillery rounds were fired, and a group of honor guards lined up to salute Assad, while a number of Emirati officials participated in the reception too.

Emirati president welcomes his counterpart

The Emirati president welcomed Assad in a tweet he posted, noting that he had discussed with his guest ways to enhance cooperation and coordination on issues that serve stability and development in Syria and the region.

The Syrian president is accompanied on his visit, to UAE, by a Syrian delegation of ministers, headed by the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, the Minister of Presidency Affairs, and the Minister of Information.

This is Assad's second visit to UAE

On March 18, 2022, the Syrian President visited the UAE. At that time, it was the first visit that Assad made to an Arab country in more than a decade, due to the Syrian war.

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