Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Ambassador-level Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between Syria and Lebanon

August 15, 2008



The Government of Japan welcomes that Syria and Lebanon have agreed to establish diplomatic relations at the ambassador level as a result of the meeting between Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman held on 13 August.

The Government of Japan welcomes the recent positive developments towards the stability of Lebanon such as the selection of a new president and the formation of the National Unity Government. The Government of Japan strongly hopes that this agreement will also contribute to the peace and stability of Lebanon and the entire region.



(c) Embassy of Japan in Lebanon

Serail Hill Area, Army St. Zokak El-Blat, Beirut, Lebanon


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