Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, right, greets China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Damascus, Syria on Saturday. Photo: AFP Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, right, greets China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Damascus, Syria on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, right, greets China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Damascus, Syria on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad sworn in for fourth term after much maligned re-election

  • Assad was sworn in on Syria’s constitution and the Koran in the presence of more than 600 guests
  • After the swearing-in ceremony, Assad met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, making the first visit by a high-ranking Chinese official to Syria since early 2012

Topic |   Syrian conflict
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, right, greets China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Damascus, Syria on Saturday. Photo: AFP Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, right, greets China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Damascus, Syria on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, right, greets China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Damascus, Syria on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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