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An official Syrian delegation led by the Vice President,
Mr. Abdel-Halim Khaddam, visited South Africa in May 1994 to attend the inauguration
of President Mandela. Full diplomatic relations were established with Syria on
1 June 1994.
In 1998 Syria opened an Embassy in Pretoria presently headed
by Mr Ahmed Mansour. South Africa’s Ambassador to Egypt is accredited on a non-residential
basis to Syria, as there is no South African mission in Damascus.
Minister Aziz Pahad, accompanied by a business delegation, visited Syria during
November 1999 with the objective of enhancing both political and economic relations.
Minister of Foreign Affairs attended the funeral of late President Bashar Al-Assad
during June 2000.
African Representation in Syria
H E Mr S E Byneveldt
Syrian Representation in South Africa
H E Md. Onfouan NAEB
of the Syrian Arab Republic
Visa Requirements for South Africans
can now obtain a visa for Syria at any Syrian Embassy worldwide.
with Israeli stamps in their passports will not be granted entry into Syria.
are no health requirements for people visiting Syria for no more than a few weeks.
However there is a malaria risk between May and October but only chloroquin is
needed. Tetanus immunisation is recommended.
For further information go
to Travelers' Health.
will experience hot and dry summers and fairly cold winters. Nights are generally
For up-to-date weather information click here
unit used is the Syria Pound but US dollars are widely accepted. Excange rates
as on 17 January 2002: R1.00 = 3.76 Syrian Pound
For current exchange rates
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
IIf you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0892/0742 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and Syria, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
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