- Xi Jinping meets Bashar al-Assad
- Strategic partnership between China-Syria
- Economic recovery and diplomatic engagement
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad held “in-depth talks” during Mr. Assad’s first visit to China in nearly two decades. This historic meeting aimed to strengthen political mutual trust and deepen cooperation between the two countries.
China and Syria have decided to establish a strategic partnership, marking a significant milestone in their shared history. President Xi emphasized China’s commitment to friendly cooperation and the pursuit of international fairness and justice in an increasingly uncertain global environment.
The discussions covered various fields, and both leaders are expected to engage in bilateral activities during the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. This visit underscores China’s growing influence in the Middle East and its role in mediating diplomatic agreements.
Mr. Assad’s presence in China signifies his efforts to end Syria’s diplomatic isolation, attract foreign investment, and address the country’s pressing economic challenges. Syria has been grappling with a devastating civil conflict for over a decade, resulting in widespread displacement and humanitarian crises.
Syria struggles with energy, medication, and a falling currency despite Russian and Iranian backing. President Assad’s visit to China reflects the country’s pursuit of foreign investment and economic recovery.
This diplomatic involvement could help Syria recover and stabilise after years of turmoil and isolation.