US invites Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister for Washington visit

Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal al-Mekdad will visit Washington on Monday to discuss Iraq and U.S sanctions on Syria, the diplomats said.

US invites Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister for Washington visit

The United States has invited a Syrian official to Washington for the first time in five years as part of its efforts to improve relations with the Damascus government, a U.S. official and diplomats said on Sunday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal al-Mekdad will visit Washington on Monday to discuss Iraq and U.S sanctions on Syria, the diplomats said.

"Deputy Foreign Minister Mekdad will meet with U.S. government officials on a range of issues," the U.S. State Department official told Reuters, without giving details.

"His visit is part of a continuing 'dialogue' with Syria."


Reuters

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