Second batch of Syrian students studying in India arrives in Damascus

Damascus (ST): The second batch of Syrian students studying in India, in addition to a medicine shipment for confronting the coronavirus pandemic offered from the Indian government, arrived at Damascus International Airport.

In a press statement, Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Faisal al-Mikdad affirmed the strength of the Syrian Indian relations which are based on mutual relations, expressing the gratitude of the Syrian people and government  for the medical aid at a time when some states are trying to impose unilateral coercive measures on Syrian people.

Al-Mikdad referred to the great efforts exerted by the Indian party to ensure the arrival of the medical aid and to India’s principled stands in support of Syria in its battle against terrorism at all international arenas.

In turn, the Indian ambassador to Syria Dr. Hifz Abdel Rahman referred to the Syrian Indian relations which have been solid and deeply-rooted over ages. 

He added that the ten- ton medical aid includes vaccines and medicines that help in combatting coronavirus pandemic, expressing hope that the aid would contribute to the success of the Syrian government’s efforts in this concern.

  He concluded that India was, and still is, supporting the Syrian people and government in their battle against terrorism in all its forms, stressing respect for Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Assistant Minister of Health Dr. Ahmad Khleifawi said that the Indian aid would contribute to supporting the health sector in Syria to continue offering services to citizens, especially in light of the challenges Syria has been facing over the past years.

The 250 students were transferred to the medical isolation center in Damascus Countryside.