The Czech Republic to provide consular services for US in Syria


The Czech Republic is to provide consular services for the US in Syria, the Czech Foreign Ministry has confirmed. The move comes following the closure of the Polish embassy, which had been undertaking this service for the US, in Syria on Friday, following security concerns. The Czech embassy will also continue to provide consular services for the Slovakian government in Syria. The US embassy in Syria was closed back in February as violence flared up in the country between pro-government forces and anti-Assad rebels. The Czech move comes in response to a request by the US government; the Czech foreign ministry has said that its own country’s presence in Syria will continue to be evaluated in relation to the ever-changing security situation in the country.