Germany and the Middle East Syrian Souvenirs for Steinmeier

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier sees Syria and its president, Bashar Assad, as an important regional player, a key to Mideast peace. In Damascus, Assad did all he could to accomodate this leap of faith, showing a willingness to find a middle ground even on hot-button issues.
Von Yassin Musharbash
Syrian President Bashar Assad (right) and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier shake hands in Damascus:

Syrian President Bashar Assad (right) and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier shake hands in Damascus:

Foto: AFP
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