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Egypt boosts ties with Syria

In response to Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, the Egyptian parliament hosted Syrian Ambassador to Egypt Bassam Darwish in a move to show its official support for Syria against Turkey, and as a prelude to better diplomatic relations.

The Egyptian parliament has not stopped taking measures in support of Syria since Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria Oct. 9. Egypt’s parliamentary Arab Affairs Committee condemned in a statement Nov. 4 “the Turkish aggression on Syrian territory.” 

The parliament did not only support Syria in its statements. At the invitation of the Arab Affairs Committee, it hosted Oct. 20 Syrian Ambassador to Egypt Bassam Darwish and his delegation, who were given a standing ovation at the plenary session.

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