Takieddine reports on Sarkozy’s phone chat with Assad

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24.08.2011

On May 30th 2008, Ziad Takieddine prepared a "confidential" report entitled "Telephone conversation", which summarised a phone discussion between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Syrian counterpart, President Bashar al-Assad. Clearly, Takieddine was either personally present during the conversation, or was closely informed of what was discussed. Takieddine noted: "The French President underlined the will of France to set up projects in various economic areas", notably those of "aviation" and "oil".

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