Shri. V. Muraleedharan, MoS to visit Syria

July 12: Shri V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, will pay an official visit to the Syrian Arab Republic from 12-13 July 2023. This will be the first Ministerial-level visit from India to Syria since August 2016, and the first visit of Shri V. Muraleedharan to the country.

During the visit, MoS is likely to meet the Syrian leadership in the capital Damascus for wide-ranging discussions. He will also interact with a group of Syrian students who have studied or are proceeding to study in India under Govt of India’s scholarship scheme. MoS is also expected to meet the functionaries of the Syrian Orthodox Church.

India and Syria have traditionally enjoyed warm and friendly relations based on deep-rooted people-to-people ties. India has maintained its Embassy in Syria all along the course of the conflict in Syria. A large number of students, businessmen and patients travel to India. India has contributed immensely to the capacity building of the Syrian youth over the years through scholarship schemes and training courses under the flagship ITEC programme.

This visit is expected to lend further momentum to the strong relationship between the two countries.

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