French foreign minister uncomfortable with Assad's visit

June 13, 2008 18:20

France's foreign minister said Friday he is uncomfortable the president of Syria has been invited to Paris's Bastille Day parade, even though such visits are necessary to keep dialogue open. "I'm not especially amused" by Syrian President Bashar Assad's visit, Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said on Europe-1 radio. But he said Syria has made progress by resuming peace talks with Israel.

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