Aleksandr Lukashenko meets with Ambassador of Syria to Belarus Farouk Taha

    President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko is convinced that the situation in Syria will stabilize. He expressed hope for further strengthening of bilateral relations. Aleksandr Lukashenko made such a statement as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Syria to Belarus Farouk Taha on 16 January. Farouk Taha's diplomatic mission in Belarus is about to end.

    "I want the situation in your country to get stable. I am convinced that this will not happen today or tomorrow. But I would like the stability in Syria to help improve our relations," the President said.

    According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, at the end of one's diplomatic mission he meets only with ambassadors who are friends of Belarus. "It is always sad to part with friends. Moreover, in a view of the situation your country is in. It adds some uncertainty," the head of state said.

    "But you know that Belarus is not a stranger country for you. You can come here at any time you need to," the President emphasized.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko asked to deliver his warmest words of support to Syria's leadership. "People in Belarus would like the situation to turn out well. I am convinced that it will happen," the head of state added.

    Farouk Taha, in turn, stressed that the potential of the Belarusian-Syrian relations is huge. The diplomat hopes that the cooperation will be fruitful in the future.