According to the official Syrian news agency "SANA", on Thursday, "Presidents Assad and Xi Jinping hold a Syrian-Chinese summit".The visit includes a number of meetings and events that will be held by President Assad in the cities of Hangzhou and the capital Beijing.President Assad is accompanied by an official delegation that includes Faisal Mekdad, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Samer Al-Khalil, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Mansour Azzam, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Buthaina Shaaban, Special Adviser in the Presidency.The Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic announced, last Tuesday, an upcoming visit to the President Syrian Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma al-Assad to China.The presidency wrote on its channel on "Telegram": "At the official invitation of President Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, President Bashar al-Assad and First Lady Asma al-Assad will visit China starting on Thursday."