Spotlight | France, Syria
Christian charities at heart of France's careful policymaking on Syria

The Krac des Chevaliers castle, near Homs, Syria.
The Krac des Chevaliers castle, near Homs, Syria. © Kyodo/MaxPPP
Paris is struggling to reconcile its intent to maintain a presence in Syria while refusing to engage in any contact with the Assad regime. With a mixed bag of heritage restoration, humanitarian work and support for Christians living in the Middle East, France is for now using its partnership with the UAE through the ALIPH foundation to discreetly fund world heritage sites, starting with the Krac des Chevaliers castle. [...]
Published on 07.02.2022 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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