Assad's visit to Latin America achieves its goals: official

16:06, July 06, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The Syrian presidential advisor for political and media affairs Buthaina Shaaban said on Monday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's visit to Latin America has achieved its goals, the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA reported.

Shaaban said results of the visit would be clearly seen in the next few years.

"The president's visit to Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil and Argentina was quite welcomed," she said, highlighting the enormous human, cultural, political and economic resources the Latin American countries have shared with Syria, according to the report.

Last week, the Syrian leader started his first tour to Latin American countries including Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil and Argentina, aiming at boosting political, economic and cultural relationships between Syria and these countries.

Syrian has recently managed to make vast regional and international achievements in diplomacy in a bid to low the effects of the international isolation led by the United State.

U.S. President Barack Obama last month renewed the Bush-era sanctions for another year, saying Syria posed an "unusual and extraordinary threat" to the United States, accusing Damascus of supporting terrorist groups and pursuing missile programs and weapons of mass destruction, allegations Damascus has always denied.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows strong wind blows trees in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. Typhoon Nesat heads towards south China and is moving at an average wind speed of 20 km per hour toward the west coast of China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)
  • A fallen tree is seen on a road in Qionghai, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 29, 2011. Typhoon Nesat was predicted to land in Hainan later Thursday, bringing heavy rainfalls to the island. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)
  • Arash Kamalvand (L) of Iran spikes the ball during the semifinal against South Korea at the 16th Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 28, 2011. Iran won 3-1 to advance to the final. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
  • A man visits "Thy Word Is Truth, the Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China", during its opening at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 28, 2011. Through the Bible's various Chinese versions, ancient or modern, as well as pictures, paintings, calligraphy, art works and historical documents, the exhibition was expected to give an overall understanding of how Bible was brought into China, how it was translated, published, distributed and loved. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
Hot Forum Discussion