Syria President to visit China Thursday at Xi’s invitation

President Bashar al-Assad will visit China on Thursday in response to an official invitation by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the local Syrian media quoted the Syrian Presidency as saying in a statement.

President al-Assad and President Jinping will hold a Syrian-Chinese summit, the Syrian official news agency SANA quoted the Syrian Presidency as saying in a statement on Tuesday.

The visit will also include a number of meetings and events that will be held by President al-Assad and first lady Mrs. Asma al-Assad in the cities of Hángzhōu and the capital of Beijing, the Syrian government’s statement added.

An official delegation will accompany President al-Assad during the visit comprising Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Fayssal Mekdad, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Mohammad Samer al-Khalil, Presidential Affairs Minister Mansour Azzam and Special Adviser at the Presidency of the Republic, Buthaina Shaaban, it further said.

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