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Al Assad's visit will boost ties

The visit of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad to the UAE today is expected to provide an impetus to the brotherly relations between the two countries.

The visit will substantially boost the decades-long relations, and strengthen the joint efforts by the leaders of both countries for Arab solidarity and pushing forward the Arab agenda.

Relations have developed at a fast pace, especially after the visit to Syria by the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, in July last year.

Sheikh Khalifa's tour opened new horizons for relations and set up new basis for joint investment and economic partnership. During Sheikh Khalifa's visit, the Syrian President had welcomed UAE investors to his country, promising relaxed investment regulations in the best interests of the economic development of Syria and the prosperity of both countries. He also said the economic partnership would further strengthen bilateral relations.

On Saturday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, returned after a special visit to Syria, where he held talks with the Syrian President on bilateral relations and other issues of regional importance.

In February, Sheikh Mohammed had led a delegation to Syria to explore ways for further improving relations between the two countries, with emphasis on further growing the economic partnership.