Strengthening ties: Assad accepts invitation to visit China
FARS – According to al-Safir newspaper, China has demanded Syria to allow the country’s fighter jets use Tartus airbase, a port city in the Mediterranean coasts, and sent Director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China’s Central Military Commission, Guan Youfei to Syria on August 16 to discuss the issue with the Syrian officials. During the first three years of war in Syria, the Chinese showed conservatism in signing arms deals with Damascus but in the past one and a half years, they have shown more willingness to implements their military agreements with Syria.
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