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Assad's UAE visit aims to facilitate aid routes, Syria's return to Arab League

Proposals to facilitate humanitarian aid and bring Syria back into the Arab League topped the agenda in the Syrian president’s second visit to the United Arab Emirates since the beginning of the civil war.
UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed welcoming his Syrian counterpart Bashar Al-Assad on Sunday in Abu Dhabi

DUBAI — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday on his second official visit to the United Arab Emirates. Discussions on bringing Syria back into the Arab League are gaining momentum, as well as on ways to bring more economic aid into the country.

Assad was greeted upon his arrival in the oil-rich country with great ceremony. Fighter jets escorted the Syrian delegation into UAE airspace and it was welcomed by the country's President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed on the tarmac. Syria's First Lady Asma al-Assad was personally welcomed by UAE's First Lady Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak in a rare public appearance.  

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