Bahrain confirms ongoing work of its embassy in Syria

Manama: Bahrain announced on Friday that work at its embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus will continue in the Arab country, where the civil conflict erupted in 2011.

The announcement came a day after the United Arab Emirates re-opened its embassy in Damascus after a seven-year closure due to the civil war there.

The Bahraini Foreign Ministry said in a statement that work at its embassy in Syria was going on whilst the embassy of Syria in Bahrain was carrying out its duties and flights connecting the two countries were operational without interruption.

It underscored Bahrain’s willingness to continue relations with Syria to maintain the latter’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and avert the hazards of regional interference in its internal affairs and progress.

The Arab countries of the Persian Gulf broke diplomatic relations with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in 2011.