The Kingdom of Bahrain followed the footsteps of the UAE by reopening its embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus at the early hours of December 28.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirms the keenness of the Kingdom of Bahrain on the continuation of relations with the Syrian Arab Republic and on the importance of enhancing the Arab role and activating it in order to preserve Syria’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and to prevent the dangers of regional interference in its internal affairs,” the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affair said in an official statement released by the Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
The reopening of the Bahraini embassy was not a surprise. A few hours ago, diplomatic sources told the Russian news agency Sputnik that the Kingdom will reopen its embassy before the end of this year.
Following the announcement, Syrian sources revealed that Gulf Air, the flag carrier of Bahrain, is set to resume its flights to Damascus on January 15 of the next year. The decision confirms that the Kingdom is looking for full relations with Syria.
The reopening of the UAE and Bahrain embassies in Damascus is a major breakthrough in the Syrian crisis. More Arab countries are expected to restore their relations with the war-torn country in the upcoming few months.