Syria embassy reopens in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY – The Syrian embassy in Kuwait on Monday opened its doors for the first time in nine months in preparation for resuming its consular services.

The embassy staff had arrived in Kuwait earlier and officially reopened the embassy on Monday, a diplomatic source told The Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity.

He added that the embassy staff made preparations to resume embassy consular services within two weeks.

The embassy headquarters was, meanwhile, the scene of intense security measures, especially when a number of Syrian nationals arrived to ask about the date for resuming embassy services.

Around 130,000 Syrian nationals live in Kuwait, according to official figures.

Kuwait recalled its ambassador from Syria in February of 2012 and also asked the Syrian ambassador in it to leave as part of a package of measures taken by the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

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