Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem dies, State Media says

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem dies, State Media says
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  • calendar-gray 16 November 2020

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has passed away at the age of 79, state-run SANA news agency reported in the early hours of Monday, citing the ministry, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Muallem would have turned 80 on 13 January.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the death of Foreign Minister Walid Muallem", SANA said.

Muallem was appointed the country's top diplomat in 2006, while he had also served as Syrian Deputy Prime Minister since 2012.

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