Friday, January 28, 2011

China: US and Syria

People's Daily

Will U.S.' 'reconsideration' of Syria be enduring

"US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford expressed his pleasure to be back to Syria as he presented his credential to Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad on Thursday, January 27. He noted that his return indicated the US determination to resolve its longstanding problem with the Syrian government. Robert Ford resumed his post from a vacancy of nearly six years.

"This is aimed at helping the push to a Middle East peace accord. "His (Robert Ford's) appointment represents President Obama's commitment to use engagement to advance US interests by improving communication with the Syrian government and people," the White House said in a recent statement. And media in the Middle East generally deem that the move opened the front door to dialogues with Syria."

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