Updated in: 27 January 2021 - 12:52
TEHRAN (defapress) – Syria named veteran diplomat Faisal Mekdad as foreign minister to replace Walid Muallem, who died last week, state media reported.
News ID: 82607
Publish Date: 23November 2020 - 13:21

Syria Appoints Veteran Diplomat Faisal Mekdad as FMMekdad, 66, had been deputy foreign minister since 2006. He has also held a string of diplomatic posts, including envoy to the United Nations.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad also appointed Bashar al-Jaafari, currently ambassador to the United Nations, as deputy foreign minister.

Muallem died last Monday at the age of 79, after suffering years of heart problems.

 
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