Damascus,SANA-The Indian Embassy in Damascus held on Thursday evening a reception on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the Indian Republic Day, at Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus.
The Chargé d’Affaires of the Indian Embassy in Damascus, Satender Kumar Yadav, said in a speech that the Indian-Syrian relations are very close and based on strong and brotherly ties between the two peoples.
Yadav indicated that India will continue to support Syria in order to find a political solution led by the Syrian people, stressing Syria’s right to preserve its sovereignty and territorial integrity, which must be respected.
In turn, Director of the Diplomatic Institute at the Foreign Ministry Dr. Imad Mustafa, described Syrian-Indian relations as historical and solid since the declaration of independence of the two countries, hailing India’s stance towards the crisis in Syria, as it did not close its embassy in Damascus and did not distance itself and provided it with all forms of diplomatic, political, cultural, educational and health support.
Mustafa said: “Syria will not forget India’s support to Syria, pointing out that India was one of the founding countries of the Non-Aligned Movement.
Fedaa al-Rhayiah / Mazen Eyon