WORLD Tunisia, Syria to reopen embassies after 11 years


Tunisia, Syria to reopen embassies after 11 years


07:04, April 13, 2023

TUNIS, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Tunisia and Syria decided to reopen their respective embassies to resume diplomatic ties between the two countries, the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday.

Tunisian emergency responders load aid to Syria and Turkey into military planes at L'Aouina military airport on February 7, 2023. (File photo: AFP)

"Following the initiative undertaken by President Kais Saied to appoint a Tunisian ambassador to Syria, the Syrian side gave their approval to this appointment," reads a ministry statement.

"The Syrian side also decided to reopen its embassy in Tunis, and to designate an ambassador immediately," it added.

The two countries' foreign ministers will continue consultation and coordination to restore Tunisian-Syrian relations to their normal state.

According to the statement, the two sides will work to consolidate the fraternal ties which unite Tunisia and Syria, and to defend the values of solidarity between them.

Tunisia severed its diplomatic relations with Syria in February 2012 after the Syrian civil war broke out.

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