We were surprised to learn of the comments of the French president during a press conference in Cairo in which he said Syria and the Lebanese opposition are responsible for the failure -- despite Syria's efforts, which are well known to France, and the flexibility shown by the opposition to facilitate a consensual settlementSyria, France break ties over Lebanon Jan 02, 2008
Of course I'll meet her, if she wants to meet meSyrian foreign minister would meet Rice Apr 25, 2007
Walid al Muallem (born 1941) is the current foreign minister of Syria and a long-time diplomat for that country.
Muallem is a former ambassador to the United States and at the time of his appointment as foreign minister of Syria was serving as deputy foreign minister.
He took office as foreign minister on February 11, 2006 during a cabinet reshuffle in which his predecessor Farouk al-Sharaa became vice-president. He currently resides in Damascus.