Syria Appoints Veteran Diplomat Faisal Mekdad As Foreign Minister


Syria Appoints Veteran Diplomat Faisal Mekdad As Foreign Minister

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 | By middleeastmonitor | 11 Hits

Syria named veteran diplomat Faisal Mekdad as foreign minister on Sunday to replace Walid Moalem who died last week state media reported Reuters reports Mekdad 66 had been deputy foreign minister since 2006 He has also held a string of diplomatic posts including envoy to the United Nations Syrian President Bashar alAssad also appointed Bashar alJaafari currently ambassador to the United Nations as deputy foreign minister Moalem was a staunch defender of Assad39s bloody crackdown on peaceful protesters in 2011 which sparked a confli >>READ MORE



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