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France/Syrian Ambassador

Published on May 29, 2012
Communiqué issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Paris, May 29, 2012

In accordance with the provisions of Article 9 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18 April 1961, the French authorities have declared personae non gratae Ms Lamia Chakkour, in her capacity as
Syrian Ambassador, and two other Embassy officials.

The official notification was made today.

This decision was prompted by the heinous massacre committed in Houla by Syrian forces, and the escalation of the bloody crackdown conducted for more than 14 months by Bashar al-Assad’s regime in violation of the ceasefire decided by the United Nations Security Council and in flagrant contradiction with the plan of the United Nations and Arab League Joint Special Envoy, Mr Kofi Annan./.

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