Bashar al-Assad thanks Egypt for hosting Syrian refugees, ‘treating them as brothers’



Mon, 27 Feb 2023 - 10:45 GMT


Mon, 27 Feb 2023 - 10:45 GMT


CAIRO – 27 February 2023:  Syrian President Bashar al Assad has greatly appreciated President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's telephone call after the earthquake that hit Syria on February 6.

During meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, al-Assad thanked ‘Egypt and its great people for hosting the Syrian refugees and treating them as brothers’, Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid tweeted.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived Monday in Damascus on a visit to show solidarity with the Syrian people in the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit the country earlier this month.

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal al Meqdad received Shoukry upon his arrival, as the two top diplomats held bilateral talks, according to spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid

Shoukry also meet with Syrian President Bashar al Asad, as he expressed his happiness visiting Syria.



Shoukry conveyed a message of solidarity from President Abdel Fattah al Sisi to the Syrian president to confirm solidarity with Syria and Egypt’s readiness to continue its support to face the effects of the earthquake, Syrian News Agency, SANA reported.

Shoukry pointed out that both of the Syrian and Egyptian people have humanitarian and historical ties, adding: “We are here to support our brothers in Syria, and our coordination with the Syrian government started since the first days of the earthquake.”

Shoukry affirmed, that Egypt provided more than 1,500 tons of aid to Syria after the devastating earthquake.

Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs Faisal Al- Meqdad, confirmed in a press statement that Egypt's leadership and people played a major role in facing the catastrophic consequences of the earthquake, adding: “When Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs comes to Damascus, he comes to his family and his country.”





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