Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov said on Tuesday that he would personally invite Syrian President Bashar Assad to the fifth edition of the Yalta International Economic Forum, scheduled for April 18-20, 2019.
On Monday, a Crimean delegation, headed by Aksyonov, started its two-day working visit to the Syrian capital of Damascus. The visit includes meetings with Syrian authorities and ministers, with a number of economic and trade agreements set to be signed.
"We will hold a meeting with the Syrian president, and I will extend the invitation to the Yalta International Economic Forum.
And the head of Syria will decide [whether to attend the event]," Aksyonov told reporters ahead of his visit to Assad's residence.
Aksyonov has already invited the Syrian delegation to attend the fifth edition of the forum.
The Syrian delegation, headed by Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Samer Khalil, was the biggest one at the fourth edition of the Yalta International Economic Forum, held on April 19-21.
Source: National News Agency