India Gifting 2,000 Tons of Rice To Syria

Syria is expected to receive 2,000 tons of rice from India, after a request from the Syrian government, writes Zaman Al-Wasl.

India will donate 2,000 metric tons of rice to Syria following a request from the Arab republic, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday.

The first consignment of 1,000 metric tons of rice was handed over by Indian ambassador to Syria Hifzur Rahman to Syrian Minister of Local Administration Hussain Makhlouf at Latakia Port on Thursday, the ministry said in a statement.

The MEA said the remaining 1000 metric tons of rice is expected to reach Syria on February 18.

“In response to a request from the government of the Syrian Arab Republic for emergency humanitarian assistance, the government of India is donating 2000 tons of rice to strengthen food security in Syria,” the MEA said.

India had already gifted 10 metric tons of medicines to Syria in July last year as part of COVID-19 assistance, the Hindu daily reported.

Syria’s almost ten-year-old war has ravaged the economy and sent inflation soaring across the country.

 

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