MON 23 - 9 - 2019
Jan 23, 2019
The Daily Star
Syrian businessman on US sanctions list hosted by UAE
BEIRUT: The United Arab Emirates has hosted a Syrian trade delegation led by a businessman and lawmaker on the U.S. Treasury sanctions list since the country's civil war erupted in 2011.
The high-profile meeting comes weeks after the UAE reopened its embassy in Damascus for the first time in seven years – a break with its ally, the United States, which shuns restoring ties with Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.
The UAE's state-run WAM news agency said the private sector forum launched Sunday in Abu Dhabi is to "enhance" commercial ties between Emirati and Syrian businessmen.
WAM said Mohammad Hamsho led the Syrian delegation.
Hamsho is on the sanctions list for supporting Assad and his brother, Maher Assad.
Emirati and U.S. officials didn't immediately respond to request for comment.
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