Wait, wait, wait, we finally look forward to our good friend from Syria, Syrian President Bashar. President Bashar al-Assad is undoubtedly one of the most popular, concerned and anticipated guests from all over the world who have visited China in recent times. It is worth mentioning that the last time a Syrian president visited China was nearly 20 years ago in 2004, when he also visited Assad, who became president in 2000, which was the first visit by a Syrian president to China since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1956.
China is also the sixth country that Assad has visited since the 2011 Syrian war, the first five countries are Russia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia. After many years, old friends have come to visit again, which undoubtedly reflects the friendship between China and Syria.
According to public information from relevant parties, although the first stop of President Bashar's trip is Hangzhou and he is preparing to participate in the much-anticipated opening ceremony of the Asian Games, in fact, the purpose of President Bashar's trip is far more than that. It is said that one of the purposes of President Bashar's visit is to participate in the China-Syria summit, which is very important to both China and Syria, and in addition to Hangzhou, President Bashar will also go to Beijing, Shanghai and other places to participate in a number of important activities, which can be described as "full schedule", which also reflects the depth of cooperation and exchanges between China and Syria.
In addition, the author thinks that one of the things worth mentioning about Bashar's visit is that the special plane that President Bashar took before was a special plane sent by our side. Judging from the scene map released by relevant parties, the special plane that President Bashar was flying on this time was a plane of our airline, which is actually very unusual.
Screenshot of the video of President Bashar's arrival in China
Under normal circumstances, a country's president, prime minister and other "important people" will take a special plane specially used by a country for important people to travel. For example, the famous "Air Force One" Boeing 747-200B in the United States, and Russian President Vladimir Putin's special plane Il-96-300PU long-range wide-body passenger aircraft. And even if you do not take a special plane for various reasons, you will take your own country's flight, but this time Bashar took a Chinese flight, which undoubtedly shows that President Bashar has a high degree of trust in China and shows the frankness of China and Syria, which makes Bashar willing to take China's special plane for a visit.
You know, Bashar himself has persistently resisted the United States and the West for more than a decade, and finally gained a foothold with the support of Russia. It is not difficult to imagine that President Bashar, as a strong and brave man, must have long become a "thorn" in the eyes of the United States and the West, so our side may also send a plane to pick up President Bashar may also have a deterrent to dare to move, so as to solemnly state to the outside world: President Bashar is a Chinese guest!
The first person on Bashar's right is Minister Wang
Finally, the author would like to say that the person who went to the airport to meet President Bashar was actually extraordinary. According to public information from relevant parties, it was my Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao who went to pick up the plane this time.
According to general diplomatic practice, going to greet foreign visits is generally a foreign affairs activity, so according to the norm, it should be received by personnel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Considering that there is also Syria's Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade who came to China with President Bashar, it is not difficult to see that one of the main purposes of President Bashar's visit is economic and trade cooperation with China.
In fact, this is also very understandable. You know, after years of rapid development, the mainland is now truly the world's largest industrial power, the world's largest foreign trade country, the world's largest infrastructure country, and all countries in the world have benefited a lot from China's rapid development, and Syria, which has suffered from war, certainly very much wants to recover and develop through economic and trade cooperation with China.
At the same time, the mainland can also gain a lot of benefits in economic and trade cooperation with Syria, which shows that economic and trade cooperation between China and Syria is undoubtedly mutually beneficial, mutually beneficial and win-win.
In general, the author believes that President Bashar's visit to China is of great significance to both China and Syria, and I believe that after President Bashar's visit to China, it can bring the already thriving China-Syria relations to a higher level! The author believes that in the near future, China and Syria will be able to join hands and enter a new era together!