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President Putin appoints Russian ambassador as new presidential envoy to Syria

President Vladimir Putin of Russia has appointed Alexander Yevimov who is the incumbent Moscow’s ambassador to Damascus as the new special presidential representative to develop ties with Syria.

Russian Leader issued the new decree on Monday, appointing the Russian ambassador and commissioner to Syria, “a special representative of the Russian President, mandated to develop relations with the Syrian Arab Republic.”

The decree as was published, according to the Russian foreign ministry, will enter into force on May 25th. 

Yevimov has held the position of Russian Ambassador to Syria since October 2018, and previously held the functions of Russia’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador in the UAE.

This moves comes a few days after Yevimov said that all reports about Putin removing Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad from his position were false, adding that Russian and Syrian ties are stronger than ever.

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