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United Arab Emirates foreign minister visits Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Originally, the United Arab Emirates had backed the rebels in the civil war in Syria. However, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus marking a turning point in bilateral relations. A statement from the Syrian Presidency stated that Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed had spoken "expressing his confidence that Syria, under the leadership of President Al-Assad, and the efforts of its people are able to overcome the challenges caused by the war".