Syrian, Bahraini Foreign Ministers shake hands for first time since years (Video)

Syrian and Bahraini foreign ministers were caught on camera shaking hands at the UN General Assembly for the first time for almost 7 years.

Syria’s Walid al-Moallem and Bahrain’s Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa warmly hugged each other and had a brief cordial conversation before saying goodbye.

The rare meeting, which took place on the sidelines of UN Assembly General in New York, is the first since the uprising in Syria broke out in 2011.

Bahrain was among the Gulf States which had cut off all its ties with Syria since 2011. Only Oman kept its relations with Syria.