Cyprus prepares to reopen embassy in Syria

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A contract was signed between the Syrian Bar Association and the Chargé d'Affairs of the Cypriot Embassy in Syria, Sivak Avedissian, to rent a new property for the Cypriot Embassy in Damascus.

The lease contract was signed by the Lawyers' Retirement Treasury Foundation in Syria, represented by the President of the Bar, Firas Fares, and Avedisian.

The embassy clarified that it will lease the Treasury Foundation's property No. 3161, located in Abu Rummaneh in western Damascus.

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It is recalled that Cyprus in May 2020 announced that it was returning to Syria.

There has been significant delays because of the COVID-19 pandemic however.

The Greek Foreign Ministry also announced a restoration of relations between Greece and Syria in May 2020.

Athens assigned former ambassador to Syria and Russia, Tasia Athanassiou, as a Special Envoy of Greece’s Foreign Ministry for Syria, however there are no final details on why the Greek Embassy will reopen in Damascus.

Cyprus is now the second country in the European Union to have an Embassy in Syria.

Czechia was the only European Union country to not withdraw from Syria in 2011 and 2012 when the Syrian War was waging within Damascus itself.

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