Sec Ausaf Sayeed visits Syria and Lebanon

Oct 3: Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Secretary (CPV & OIA) visited Lebanon on 03-04 October 2022. Prior to his official visit, he visited Syria on 02 October 2022.

He called on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of Lebanon H.E. Dr. Abdallah Bou Habib and discussed a range of bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. He also met with H.E. Mr. Hani Chemaitelly, Secretary General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrant. Both sides identified key areas of bilateral cooperation during the meeting, including trade, people to people contact, vocational training, etc. Secretary (CPV & OIA) is also going to meet the Governor of Beirut City.

As part of India’s bilateral assistance Secretary (CPV & OIA) also handed over Made-In -India motorbikes for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants and Beirut Governorate. Secretary (CPV & OIA) also announced that an artificial limb fitment camp (Jaipur Foot) will be organized in Lebanon soon.

Secretary (CPV & OIA) also participated in a high-level Business Seminar which was attended by Minister of Industry H.E. Mr. George Bouchekian. A number of areas for enhancing trade were identified including food and agro business, pharmaceuticals, gems and jewelry, electronics, solar batteries, small vehicles etc.

The Lebanese side was also appreciative of the positive role played by the Indian Battalion at United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL).The visit of Secretary (CPV & OIA) to Lebanon has renewed the bilateral relations and will pave the way for stronger relations in future.

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