NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Syria, scheduled for next week has been deferred due to the tensions prevailing in the country. The soldiers of America’s Marine Corps started a live-fire drill at Tanf in southern Syria in response to Russia’s threat to send its troops into a garrison of the United States armed forces in the region in pursuit of the terrorists.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a query.Fresh dates will be decided in mutual consultation with the Syrian side,” Mr Kumar said.
Swaraj would have been the highest dignitary from India to visit Syria after the civil war broke out in the West Asian nation in March 2011.
Sushma Swaraj was supposed to lead a delegation to hold a joint commission meeting with the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al Moualem.
Earlier in the media reports, in reference to the Syrian Ambassador to India Riyad Abbas, it was said that this visit will be around September 14th. India has supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the fight against the terrorist organization Islamic State.