G8 Countries to Hold Meeting in Damascus Tuesday

Published June 13th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Damascus – Albawaba.com 


Foreign ministers of the G8 countries will hold Tuesday a meeting in Damascus on the sidewalks of president Hafez Assad’s funeral, according to diplomatic sources at the Japanese Embassy in Damascus. 

The sources told Albawaba.com that the ministers of Canada, Italy, France, England, USA, Japan, Spain and Russia will discuss at the meeting the current state of international economy and other issues of concern to the group. 

Observers saw the planned meeting as an indicator of diplomatic support for Syria. 

The sources said the meeting came through an initiative by France. 

French president Jacque Chirac is the only western president to attend Assad’s funeral. 

© 2000 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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