Posted by Alex on Saturday, July 12th, 2008
(Post by Alex) Here are the first photos from Paris.
Syrian President Bashar Assad arriving to Paris with his wife Asma.
President Assad with French President Nicolas Sarkozy after first round of talks.
President Assad meeting with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman in Paris.
Four-way summit of Syrian President Bashar Assad, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, THe Emir of Qatar, and Lebanese President Michel Sleiman.
And for those who believe that the situation in the Middle East goes through cycles, here is a photo from Paris 1998. President Hafez Assad, on a "rare visit" to France, asked the French President to mediate between Syria and Israel, since the United States was only interested at the time in Palestinian Israeli talks.
A year later, the Americans got interested again in the Syrian track.