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India is Determined to Participate in the Reconstruction Process in Syria

Damascus- India reiterated the need to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, stressing that the resolution of the crisis is politically and under the leadership of Syria.

This came in a statement of the Embassy of India in Damascus following the visit of an Indian delegation to Syria during the period between 19 and 21 of May, including the Indian Deputy Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs TS Niromorti and Director of the Department of West Asia and North Africa in the Ministry, Bala Baskar, and Ambassador of India to Damascus Hefz al -Rahman.

The embassy explained in its statement that the talks of the Indian delegation with a number of Syrian officials stressed the historic and close ties between the two countries and the condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including cross-border terrorism.

According to the statement, India and Syria are determined to work together in the process of reconstruction, pointing out that India has started this through the expansion of the Tishreen thermal station and will update the Syrian-Indian Center for Excellence of Information Technology and closer cooperation in a range of other fields including energy, especially solar system and the work in the areas of education and capacity-building..

The statement also said India would set up the world-famous Jaipur foot camp, a limb-fitting camp organized by Indian BMFSS, to be held in the context of India's humanity initiative launched to mark Mahatma Gandhi's 100th birthday.

The Indian side thanked Syria for its continued support for India's candidatures at the United Nations and other international forums, according to the statement.

Sharif al -Khatib

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