Secretary Travels to Syria

Name Locale Remarks Date
John Foster Dulles Damascus Met with President Shishakli. May 15-​16, 1953
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Met with President Assad to discuss the Middle East peace process. December 15, 1973
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Briefed President Assad on the Egyptian-Israeli disengagement agreement. January 20, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Met with President Assad. February 26, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Presented an Israeli proposal for military disengagement to President Assad. March 1-​2, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Shuttle negotiations leading to an Israeli-Syrian disengagement agreement. Kissinger was in Damascus May 3-4, 12, 14, 16-17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29. May 3-​29, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Accompanied President Nixon. June 15-​16, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Reviewed the Middle East peace process with President Assad. October 11, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Reviewed the Middle East peace process with President Assad. October 14, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Assad. November 7, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Briefed President Assad on the Middle East peace process. February 13, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Reviewed Middle East peace process with President Assad. March 9, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Briefed President Assad on the Egyptian-Israeli peace process. March 15, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Briefed President Assad on the Middle East peace process. August 23, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Damascus Briefed President Assad on the Middle East peace process. September 3, 1975
Cyrus Roberts Vance Damascus Met with President Assad; reviewed the Middle East peace process. February 20-​21, 1977
Cyrus Roberts Vance Damascus Reviewed the Middle East peace process with President Assad. Revisited Syria August 11. August 3-​5, 1977
Cyrus Roberts Vance Damascus Reviewed the Middle Eastpeace process. December 13-​14, 1977
Cyrus Roberts Vance Damascus Reviewed the Camp David Accords with President Assad. September 24, 1978
George Pratt Shultz Damascus Discussed the proposed Israeli-Lebanon agreement with President Assad. May 6, 1983
George Pratt Shultz Damascus Discussed means of withdrawing foreign forces from Lebanon. July 5-​6, 1983
George Pratt Shultz Damascus Met with President Assad and Foreign Minister Khaddam regarding a Middle East peace initiative. February 27, 1988
George Pratt Shultz Damascus Discussed a Middle East peace initiative. March 4, 1988
George Pratt Shultz Damascus Discussed a Middle East peace initiative. April 5, 1988
George Pratt Shultz Damascus Discussed a Middle East peace initiative. June 6, 1988
James Addison Baker Damascus Met with President Assad and Foreign Minister Sharaa. September 13-​14, 1990
James Addison Baker Damascus Discussed the Persian Gulf crisis with President Assad and Foreign Minister Sharaa. January 12, 1991
James Addison Baker Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Assad and Foreign Minister Sharaa. March 13-​14, 1991
James Addison Baker Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Assad, Foreign Minister Sharaa, and Tunisian Foreign Minister Ben Yahya. April 11-​12, 1991
James Addison Baker Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with Foreign Minister Sharaa. April 22-​24, 1991
James Addison Baker Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Assad. May 11-​12, 1991
James Addison Baker Damascus Discussed a Middle East peace conference with President Assad. July 18-​19, 1991
James Addison Baker Damascus Discussed a Middle East peace conference with President Assad and Foreign Minister Sharaa. September 18-​19, 1991
James Addison Baker Damascus Discussed a Middle East peace conference with President Assad. September 20, 1991
James Addison Baker Damascus Discussed a Middle East peace conference with President Assad. October 15-​16, 1991
James Addison Baker Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process and the Iraq crisis with President Assad. July 21-​22, 1992
James Addison Baker Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process and the Iraq crisis with President Assad. July 22-​23, 1992
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Assad. February 20-​21, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process. August 4, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process. August 5, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process. August 6, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Syrian officials. December 5-​6, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Syrian officials. December 9, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus, Palmyra Discussed the status of the Golan Heights with President Assad and Foreign Minister Sharaa. April 30-​May 1, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the future status of the Golan Heights with President Assad. May 15-​16, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the future status of the Golan Heights with President Assad. May 18, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Assad and Foreign Minster Sharaa. July 19-​20, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Assad. July 22, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Assad and Foreign Minister Sharaa. August 7-​8, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Syrian officials. October 11, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with senior Syrian officials. October 13-​14, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Accompanied President Clinton to a meeting with President Assad. October 27, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Assad. December 6, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Assad. March 12-​13, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Assad. March 14-​15, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Israel-Syrian peace process with President Assad. June 10, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Israel-Syrian peace process with President Assad. October 30, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Israel-Syrian peace process. December 14-​15, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Israel-Syrian peace process with President Assad. January 11-​13, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Discussed the Israel-Syrian peace process with President Assad. February 6, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Attempted to resolve the Israel-Lebanon conflict. April 20-​21, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Attempted to resolve the Israel-Lebanon conflict. April 21-​22, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Attempted to resolve the Israel-Lebanon conflict. April 23, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Attempted to resolve the Israel-Lebanon conflict. April 24, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Attempted to resolve the Israel-Lebanon conflict. Also met with Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri and Speaker Berri. April 25, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Damascus Attempted to resolve the Israel-Lebanon conflict. April 26, 1996
Madeleine Korbel Albright Damascus Met with President Assad. September 12, 1997
Madeleine Korbel Albright Damascus Discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process with President Assad and Foreign Minister Sharaa. September 4, 1999
Madeleine Korbel Albright Damascus Met with President Assad and Foreign Minister Sharaa. December 7, 1999
Madeleine Korbel Albright Damascus Attended the funeral of President Assad. June 13, 2000
Colin Luther Powell Damascus Met with President Bashar Assad and senior Syrian officials. February 26, 2001
Colin Luther Powell Damascus Met with President Assad and Foreign Minister Sharaa. April 15, 2002
Colin Luther Powell Damascus Met with President Assad and Foreign Minister Sharaa. May 2-​3, 2003