UAE Charge d’Affaires in Damascus, Abdul-Hakim Naimi expressed his hope that “peace, security and stability will prevail in Syria under the leadership” of President Bashar Assad.
The Ambassador spoke during a reception held late on Monday in Damascus to celebrate the 48th UAE National Day.
Naimi described the Syrian-Emirati relations as strong and distinguished and based on firm and clear foundations.
“Relations between Syria and the United Arab Emirates are solid, distinctive and strong, the foundations of which were laid down by the country's founder,” said Nuaimi.
He hoped security and stability would prevail in Syria under the leadership of Assad.
During the reception, Syrian Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Faisal Moqdad reviewed the history of bilateral relations between the two countries, affirming that Syria and the UAE share a lot of factors, among them Arabism and joy for the victories gained in the two states, Syria’s SANA news agency said.
“We cannot forget that the UAE stood by Syria in its war against terrorism. This support was shown when the Emirates welcomed Syrians who had chose to reside in their country until the war on terrorism ends. We hope those Syrians return to their homeland,” the Syrian official said.
Abu Dhabi reopened its embassy in the Syrian capital last year.
The embassy had been shut since the UAE broke ties with Syria in February 2012 shortly after the eruption of the country’s conflict.