President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Syrian Arab Republic on their National Day.
In a message to Bashar Al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, the President has said, “It gives me great pleasure to extend greetings and felicitations to you and to the friendly people of the Syrian Arab Republic on the occasion of your National Day. “
Expressing his grief over the casualties in protracted conflict in Syria the President has said, “The tragic loss of human lives and violence during the many years of conflict that have devastated Syria have greatly saddened us in India.”
President Mukherjee has expressed hope of an early solution to the crisis in Syria. “We look forward to the success of the recently re-launched political process in achieving a comprehensive political solution through a Syrian-led, all inclusive effort, taking into consideration the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people” he said.