Syria’s Assad in China, seeks exit from diplomatic isolation


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[1/7] Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma are welcomed upon their arrival at Hangzhou airport, China in this handout picture obtained by Reuters on September 21, 2023. Syrian Presidency/Handout via Reuters Acquire Licensing Rights BEIJING, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has arrived in China's eastern city of Hangzhou, kicking off his first visit to the Asian nation since 2004 as he makes further strides to end more than a decade of diplomatic isolation amid Western sanctions. Assad arrived aboard an Air China plane in a heavy fog, which Chinese state media said "added to the...