Syria earthquake: Egypt’s top diplomat visits Damascus
28 February 2023 | 1:37 pm
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry's visit comes after a deadly earthquake rocked Syria, killing thousands. Damascus has been politically isolated in the region since the start of the Syrian Civil War 12 years ago.
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