Irish Foreign Minister Dr. Garret Fitzgerald met his Syrian counterpart and Deputy Prime Minister, Mr.?
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Background: Irish Foreign Minister Dr. Garret Fitzgerald met his Syrian counterpart and Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Abdel Halim Khaddam, during a one-day visit to Damascus on Wednesday (21 MAY).
The two men discussed developments in the Middle East and the projected Arab-European dialogue.
Dr. Fitzgerald, who is the current Chairman of the Council of Minister of the European Economic Community, had earlier visited Jordan and was scheduled to call in at Lebanon and Egypt in the course of his tour.