Former Syrian ambassador to Jordan dies of COVID-19

MENA

Published: 2021-02-25 12:27

Last Updated: 2021-04-15 06:34


Former Syrian ambassador to Jordan dies of COVID-19
Former Syrian ambassador to Jordan dies of COVID-19

Thursday, Syrian media announced the death of the former ambassador of Syria to Jordan, Bahjat Suleiman, as a result of his infection with the coronavirus.

The Syrian News Agency (SANA) reported that Suleiman died in a hospital in Damascus at the age of 72.

Suleiman served as Damascus’s ambassador to Amman between 2009 and 2014.

In 2014, the Jordanian foreign ministry said it considered Suleiman a persona non grata and gave him 24 hours to leave the country.