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Written by Elysee   
Sunday, 13 July 2008


[Google translation of French
www.elysee.fr/download/?mode=press&filename=12.07_Franco-Syrien.pdf ]

Published on 12-07-08 at 20:34
Joint Communique with Mr. Bashar Al Assad, President of the Syrian Arab

The President of the French Republic, Mr. Nicolas SARKOZY, and the President
of the Syrian Arab Republic, Mr. Bashar Al Assad, made a wide-ranging,
referring to bilateral issues, regional and international interest.

In the light of regional developments positive, the two Presidents agreed on
a work plan to ensure the revival of bilateral relations, with a common goal
to strengthen political ties, economic and cultural ties between the two
countries, particularly in education , Academic and linguistic diversity.

In this context, the french President will visit Syria at the invitation of
President Bashar Al Assad, before mid-September 2008.

This visit will be prepared by a trip to Paris, Deputy Prime Minister
DARDARI, 21 and 22 July in Paris and a visit to Damascus from french
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Bernard Kouchner.

Both Presidents emphasized the importance of Syrian-Israeli peace process
and noted the progress already made in the proximity talks held between
Syria and Israel under the auspices of Turkey.

The Syrian President said that he hoped that France, with the USA, can make
its full contribution to a future peace agreement between Israel and Syria
in the phase of direct negotiation as in the implementation of the
agreement, including for security arrangements as may be necessary. The
President french marked the availability of France to respond to any request
to that effect, if the parties were interest.

The two presidents reiterated their full support for the Doha agreement. The
french President welcomed the strong determination of President of Syria to
establish diplomatic relations with Lebanon, after the formation of a
government of national unity of Lebanon.

The french President, on behalf of the Presidency of the European Council,
will initiate the appropriate procedures for signing the association
agreement between the EU and Syria, and the launch of the ratification
process as soon as possible.

The two countries will cooperate in an active manner to ensure the success
of the Union for the Mediterranean.

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