The Palestinian Radio and TV Corporation opened its office in Syrian capital Damascus yesterday, reinforcing relations between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
Several Palestinian officials attended the inaugural celebration for the Radio and TV Corporation, which is headed by Minister Ahmad Assaf, Al Khaleej reported. Several members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Fatah’s Executive Committee, and a number of other Palestinian faction leaders and ambassadors also attended the ceremony.
Meanwhile, Syrian officials representing the Syrian information ministry also attended the celebration.
Senior Fatah leader, Azzam Al-Ahmad said today that PA President Mahmoud Abbas would visit Damascus soon.
Unlike other countries, the PA did not suspend its relations with the Syrian regime in 2011 following the government’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. In recent weeks a number of countries have begun to re-establish relations with Al-Assad, including Sudan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in an attempt to reintegrate Syria into the region after almost eight years of civil war.