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Lebanon Sends Ambassador to Syria
By Micah Halpern

Monday December 22, 2008

I've Been Thinking:

On Saturday the first Lebanese ambassador to Syria was named.
It was a historic event.

Lebanon and Syria are neighbors. The countries are not at war. Why did it take until now for Lebanon to finally appoint an ambassador to Syria?
Because since the 1940's when Lebanon and Syria become independent states Syria has thought of Lebanon as a Syrian province.

Things are slowly changing.
Pressure from the international community coupled with the need to hold Syria accountable for several deadly acts, including the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, have set the stage for a new level of interaction between these neighboring countries.

Lebanon and Syria are not yet like the United States and Canada, they may never be. But this is still an enormous step for the region.
Syria is finally recognizing Lebanon as an independent nation.

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