List of diplomatic missions in Syria

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This is a list of diplomatic missions in Syria. After the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War, many have been closed, withdrawn their ambassadors, or temporarily relocated to Beirut.

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Embassies[edit]

Damascus[edit]

Closed due to the war[edit]

  •  Azerbaijan [closed 7 August 2012, temporarily relocated to Beirut]
  •  Belgium [ambassador withdrawn 7 February 2012] [embassy closed 29 March 2012][1][2]
  •  Brazil [embassy closed July 2012] (temporarily relocated to Beirut)
  •  Canada [embassy closed 5 March 2012]
  •  Cyprus [embassy closed in 2012][3]
  •  Denmark [Due to the security situation in Damascus, the embassy staff is currently working at the Danish embassy in Beirut].
  •  Finland [embassy closed 20 March 2012]
  •  France [embassy closed 2 March 2012] [ambassador withdrawn 7 February 2012][2]
  •  Germany [embassy closed] [4]
  •  Greece [embassy closed July 2012][5]
  •  Italy [embassy closed][6]
  •  Japan [embassy closed 8 March 2012][7]
  •  Jordan
  •  Libya [embassy closed 9 February 2012][8]
  •  Malaysia [embassy closed Jul 2012][9]
  •  Netherlands [ambassador withdrawn 7 February 2012][2]
  •  Norway [embassy closed 26 March 2012][10]
  •  Poland [temporarily relocated to Beirut]
  •  Qatar [ambassador withdrawn February 2012][11]
  •  Romania [diplomatic personnel first reduced, next relocated to Beirut on 7 December 2012 for security reasons, but consular assistance still available at the embassy in Damascus, ambassador currently (July 2013) not withdrawn][12]
  •  Saudi Arabia [embassy closed 15 March 2012]
  •  Serbia (temporarily relocated to Beirut)
  •  Slovakia [temporarily relocated to Beirut on 29 March 2012, permanently moved to Beirut in 2015][13][14][15]
  •  Spain [ambassador withdrawn 7 February 2012][2]
  •  Sudan
  •  Sweden (temporarily relocated to Beirut)
  •   Switzerland [embassy closed 15 February 2012][16]
  •  Tunisia [ambassador withdrawn February 2012][11]
  •  Turkey [embassy closed 26 March 2012][17][18]
  •  United Kingdom [embassy closed 1 March 2012][19] [ambassador withdrawn 7 February 2012][2]
  •  United States [embassy suspended operations and closed for normal consular services 6 February 2012, represented by Interests Section in the embassy of Poland, until Polish Embassy closed. Since 1 March 2013, a U.S. Interests Section operates via the Government of the Czech Republic through its embassy in Damascus. Only emergency services for U.S. citizens are available. Neither U.S. passports nor visas to the United States can be issued in Damascus].[20]

Missions/Offices in Damascus[edit]

Aleppo[edit]

Non-resident embassies[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belgium closes its embassy in Syria". Reuters.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Germany has no plans to fill Syrian envoy post: minister". expatica.com.
  3. ^ "MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS – Cyprus Diplomatic Missions Abroad – SYRIA". mfa.gov.cy.
  4. ^ Amt, Auswärtiges. "Auswärtiges Amt – Syrien: Reisewarnung". Auswärtiges Amt.
  5. ^ Tsatsou, Marianna. "Greece to Close Its Embassy in Damascus Due to Upheaval". greekreporter.com.
  6. ^ "Ambasciata d'Italia – Damasco". ambdamasco.esteri.it.
  7. ^ http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/asia-pacific/34675-Japan-closes-its-embassy-Syria-amid-violence.html
  8. ^ "Libya expels Syrian diplomatic mission". USATODAY.COM.
  9. ^ "International News – World News". ABC News.
  10. ^ http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501714_162-57404428/norway-shuts-down-embassy-in-damascus/
  11. ^ a b https://montrealgazette.com/news/Syrian+Canadians+want+embassy+closed/6182440/story.html
  12. ^ http://www.mae.ro/node/17060#788 (in Romanian)
  13. ^ "Geopolitical Calendar: Week of March 26, 2012". Stratfor.
  14. ^ "Slovak embassies in Iraq and Syria to be closed, moving to Lebanon". Pravda.sk (Slovak).
  15. ^ "Slovak embassy home". MFA of Slovakia (Slovak).
  16. ^ "Swiss to close embassy in Syria". The Daily Star Newspaper – Lebanon.
  17. ^ "Türkiye Suriye'deki elçiliğini kapatıyor". yuksekovahaber.com.
  18. ^ "Türkiye Suriye elçisini geri çekti – Politika – Dünya Bülteni Haber Portalı". Dünya Bülteni.
  19. ^ May 19, Lori Culbert Updated:; 2017 (24 November 2001). "Story of a shattered life: A single childhood incident pushed Dawn Crey into a downward spiral – Vancouver Sun".
  20. ^ "Suspending Embassy Operations in Syria". U.S. Department of State.
  21. ^ [http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-232_en.htm European Commission Memo on Syria, 2014
  22. ^ "Slovak Embassy in Beirut home". MFA of Slovakia).
  23. ^ "Tanzania Missions Abroad". tanzania.go.tz. Government of Tanzania. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2015.