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

16:06, July 06, 2010      

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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

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