Sudan's president is first Arab leader to visit Syria since crisis

 Sudans president is first Arab leader to visit Syria since crisis

AMMAN (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, the first such visit by an Arab leader since the start of the Syrian conflict, Syrian state media said.

President Bashar al Assad welcomed him at the airport, official photos showed. Many Arab countries have shunned Assad since the conflict that began early in 2011 after protests calling for his downfall swept Syria.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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Updated Date: Dec 17, 2018 03:05:09 IST