Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Secretary (CPV & OIA) visited Damascus on 02 October 2022. He called on Syria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates H.E. Dr. Fayssal Mekdad and discussed a range of bilateral, regional and international issues
of mutual interest. Both sides identified key areas of bilateral cooperation during the meeting, including renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, civil aviation, vocational training, etc. Secretary (CPV & OIA) also met with H.E. Mr. Mohamed Seif El-Din,
Minister of Social Affairs & Labour of Syria.
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2. As part of India’s developmental and humanitarian assistance to Syria, Secretary (CPV & OIA) inaugurated the Second Artificial Limb Fitment Camp (Jaipur Foot) in Damascus for the needy people of Syria on the occasion of 153rd Birth Anniversary of Mahatma
Gandhi. He also announced 200 Scholarships for the Syrian Students under Phase III of Study in India programme in the current academic year. A total of 1,000 Syrian students have benefitted from the first two phases of the scholarship scheme.
3. The visit of Secretary (CPV & OIA) to Syria provided much needed impetus to our bilateral relations with the country.
October 02, 2022