Posted by Joshua on Sunday, November 25th, 2007
Syria has announced that it is sending its Deputy Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad to Annapolis. Foreign Minister Moualem is not going. Does this mean that the Golan Heights will officially be included on the agenda as Syria insisted or, as Burns said, "no one will turn off the microphones if Syria brings up the Golan"? Probably somewhere in between.
Here is Ehsani's comment: November 25th, 2007, 1:35 pm
Syria to attend peace conference
Syria has announced it will attend the forthcoming Middle-East peace conference in the US city of Annapolis.
Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad is due to lead the Syrian team at the conference, which begins on Tuesday.
Syria decided to take part after learning that Israeli-Syrian peace moves on the Golan Heights would be discussed, Reuters news agency said.
Damascus had previously said it would not attend the conference unless the Golan Heights were on the agenda.
The meeting is aimed at launching talks for peace between Israel and the Palestinians and for the creation of a Palestinian state.
In another boost to organisers, Saudi Arabia also announced on Friday that it would attend.