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Syrian President Issues Decree on Diplomatic Ties With Lebanon

October 14, 2008

Text of report by state-run Syrian news agency SANA website

["President Al-Asad issues decree establishing diplomatic relations between Syria and Lebanon" - SANA headline]

Damascus, 14 October: President Bashar al-Asad today issued Decree No 358 for the year 2008 establishing diplomatic relations between Syria and Lebanon. Following is the text of the decree:

Article 1: Diplomatic relations shall be established between the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of Lebanon.

Article 2: A diplomatic mission at the rank of embassy for the Syrian Arab Republic shall be set up in the capital of the Republic of Lebanon.

Article 3: The Lebanese capital Beirut shall be listed in the eighth category of the decree No 78, dated 28 February 2006.

Article 4: This decree shall be published and informed to those who will implement it.

Damascus on 14 Shawwal 1428 hegira, corresponding to 14 October 2008

Originally published by SANA news agency website, Damascus in Arabic 14 Oct 08.

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