India's president supports Syria's claim on Golan Heights
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
27 November 2010 17:14
Pratibha Devisingh Patil says India recognizes Syria's "legitimate right" to Heights after meeting Assad in Damascus.
Syrian President Assad and Indian President Patil

Assad Patil 311. (photo credit:Associated Press)

Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil expressed her support for Syria's claims to the Golan Heights on Saturday, following a meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad at the presidential palace in Damascus, according to a report from Indian news agency ANI.

"India has consistently supported all just Arab causes. I would like to reiterate India's unwavering support for a lasting and comprehensive peace to the Middle East problem, based on relevant UN resolutions. I would also like to reiterate our strong support for Syria's legitimate right to the Golan Heights, and for its very early and full return to Syria," she told reporters during a joint address with Assad.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
Syrian FM warns of war with 'peace evading' Israel
Opinion: Why isn’t India a pariah state?

Patil was on a four-day visit to Syria which began Friday and was mostly meant to strengthen business ties between the two nations.

Assad thanked the Indian president for her support on the issue of Arab rights.

"We expressed our hope that Syrian-Indian relations together with international efforts will help put an end to the sufferings of the Palestinian people, blockaded by an apartheid wall," said Assad.

Assad added that the two nations would cooperate on fighting terrorism.

"We have reiterated our two countries condemnation of terrorism in all its forms. And, on the second anniversary of the terrorist Mumbai bombings, marked yesterday, we renew our support of India in fighting terrorism and in order to arrive at a safe and stable world."

Assad also accused Israel of hindering economic development in the region.

"The absence of peace in our region due to Israel's policies... raises tensions and undermines economic development and prosperity," AFP quoted Assad as saying at the joint press conference.
Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Israel
  • Golan Heights
  • Syria
  • india
  • Prev Article
    'If we win elections, we will work to end ties with Israel'
    New Muslim Brotherhood head Mohamed Badie
    Sa'ad Hariri and Iranian VP Rahim in Iran
    Hariri lands in Iran 'to seek help with Hizbullah'
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    brussels airport bombers
    24 January 2017
    'Investigations show Brussels airport bombers were obsessed with Israelis'

    By JPOST.COM STAFF

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 11 - 22
      Beer Sheva
      14 - 22
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 12 - 19
      Jerusalem
      13 - 19
      Haifa
    • 14 - 24
      Elat
      15 - 24
      Tiberias