President Bashar al-Assad and First Lady, Asma al-Assad started a visit to the People’s Republic of China, SANA reported.
An official reception ceremony was held at Hangzhou International Airport, where President al-Assad and the First Lady were received by Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao, Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council of Zhejiang Province, Gong Xiwei, and the Chinese ambassador to Damascus and his wife.
The honor guard lined up on both sides of the red carpet, and behind them was a large group of Chinese children carrying flags and chanting Chinese national and traditional songs, as two children presented the President and the First Lady with bouquets of flowers.