The Government of India has gifting 2000 MT of rice to strengthen food security in Syria. This was done response to a request from the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic for emergency humanitarian assistance.
The first consignment of 1000 MT of rice was handed over by Ambassador of India to Syria Dr. Hifzur Rahman to the Minister of Local Administration and Head of Supreme Relief Committee Mr. Hussain Makhlouf at Latakia Port. The remaining 1000 MT of rice is expected to reach Syria on February 18, 2021.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs statement referred the two countries historically enjoy close and friendly relations.