Egypt's Charge D'Affaires in Syria arrives in Egypt



Sat, 14 Apr 2018 - 08:39 GMT


Sat, 14 Apr 2018 - 08:39 GMT

FILE - Mohamed Tharwat Selim

FILE - Mohamed Tharwat Selim

CAIRO – 14 April 2018: Egypt's Charge D'Affaires in Damascus, Mohamed Tharwat, arrived in Egypt on Friday, saying that he will return to Syria in a few days, al-Dostour reported.

Selim said that Egypt’s diplomatic mission to Syria was not harmed by the U.S.-led military strikes on Syria.

U.S., British and French forces hit Syria with air strikes early on Saturday in a coordinated intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in response to a suspected poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a scientific research center and military bases in Damascus were struck in the attack. The military targets included the Syrian army's Republican Guard, Mezzeh Military Airport and the fourth military division.

The intervention was the biggest strike by Western powers against Assad in the country’s seven-year-old civil war and pitted the United States and its allies against Russia, which itself intervened in the war in 2015 to back Assad.

On June 24, Tharwat said, "Any role or help from international powers regarding settling the Syrian crisis will be welcomed."

“We believe that the Syrian crisis will not come to an end, except through using dialogue and communications,” Tharwat said in statements to Syrian Al-Watan newspaper. He added that Egypt is backing all the attempts regarding solving the crises whether through the Geneva or Astana dialogues.

“Time has proved that the military solution is not going to work regarding the Syrian crisis; we need to know that there is no winner or loser in this case and for this, the political solution is the only solution,” Tharwat said.



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