New Delhi : Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al Moualem will arrive here today on a four-day visit to India and meet with Indian leaders on a set agenda. The visit is scheduled for holding talks with leaders between both nations in the backdrop of escalating air strikes against ISIS by Russia.
Moualem, who happens to hold the portfolio of External affairs ministry with self, is also Minister of Foreign Affairs in Syria. He will discuss on a one-on-one interaction with the Indian counterpart, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and bring to the table of discussion, a host of bilateral issues besides the situation in his conflict ridden country.
The visit comes at a time when major players, including the US, are pushing for a dialogue to end the crisis. The global nations are working together to attempt a resolve to the crisis, as, more than 300,000 people have been killed in Syria in the past four years and seven million have fled to other countries due to the continuing civil war.
With countries standing at opposite ends on critical matters related to the crisis, the West is pressing for ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but Russia and China are against the move. India and Syria, in this meet, will attempt to bridge a consensus of opinion on syrian crisis and the two leaders in External affairs ministry would put forth their nation’s standpoint and work out ways and means to contribute towards co-operative relief to end the crisis.