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Sushma Swaraj meets Syrian Deputy PM for bilateral talks

Sushma Swaraj meets Syrian Deputy PM for bilateral talks
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Walid Al Moualem in the national capital for bilateral talks of mutual interest.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Walid Al Moualem in the national capital for bilateral talks of mutual interest.

"Emphasizing engagement. EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets Syrian Dy PM & FM, Walid Al Moualem for bilateral discussions." Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Moualem arrived here on Monday on a four-day official visit and was accompanied by a high level delegation.

The visit assumes significance in view of fresh initiatives taken by the United Nations to bring peace in war-torn Syria, where more than 3 lakh people have been killed in the past four years and seven million have fled to other countries.

Syrian President al-Assad had visited India in June 2008 while then President Prathibha Patil had visited Syria in November 2010.

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