India affirms support to Syria in war against terrorism, readiness to participate in reconstruction

New Delhi, SANA- Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar affirmed his country’s full support to Syria in its war against terrorism and its readiness to contribute to the reconstruction, underlining the necessity of solving the crisis in it politically by the Syrians only without any foreign interference.

Jaishankar, meeting Member of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party Regional Leadership, Mohsen Bilal, shed light on the distinguished and deep-rooted relations binding Syria and India, referring to the rapprochement in the viewpoints of the two countries on many issues.

The Indian Minister expressed his country’s readiness to support Syria and its people in the stage of reconstruction after putting the final touches on the memos of understanding and agreements which will be signed by the two countries during the meetings of the Joint Syrian-Indian Committee scheduled to be held in march next year.

Bilal, for his part, talked about what Syria is facing of terrorist war and the outrageous Turkish interference in its internal affairs and the support provided by the Turkish Regime to terrorists in Idleb and in northeastern Syria.

He added that Syria supported by its allies and the friendly states has been able to eliminate terrorism from most of its territories.

He indicated that Syria welcomes the support by the friendly states such as India in the reconstruction process and in enhancing education and experiences and the continued training for Syrian staffs, expressing high appreciation for India for its standing by Syria in its war against terrorism.

Bilal also met India’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who expressed his country’s stance in rejection of any foreign interference in Syria’s affairs and its keenness on preserving Syria’s territorial integrity and its support to the political solution to the crisis in it.

Naidu underlined the necessity of continuing to fight terrorism till uprooting it as it is considered an epidemic that affects all humanity, expressing hope on the return of security and stability to all the Syrian territories.

“Syria and India have been partners in spreading the ethics of tolerance and amity and they have never been enemies, and they have usually stood together in the face of the foreign interference in the affairs of other countries,” Naidu said.

Bilal, for his part, affirmed that Syria will triumph in its war against terrorism, and security and stability will be restored to every inch of its territories with the help of its allies and the friendly states such as India which will participate in the reconstruction in the country.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, Bilal arrived in the Indian capital city of New Delhi in a one-week visit through which he will meet a number of Indian officials and chairmen of Indian national parties.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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