Syrian president says peace deal could be signed in Prague

02-12-2015

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Czech public broadcaster Czech Television that it is realistic that a peace agreement could be signed in Prague. He pointed out in the interview that the Czech Republic had kept a ‘balanced’position in the ongoing conflict and had not given in to pressure from the US and other countries. That had increased respect for the Czech Republic and its credibility. Assad added that, unlike other countries, it had kept open its embassy in Damascus. President Miloš Zeman first signaled that there was a possibility that a peace agreement could be signed in the Czech capital.