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Leningrad region strengthens cooperation with Syria


The Governor of the region Alexander Drozdenko held a working meeting with the Honorary Consul of the Syrian Arab Republic in St. Petersburg Ghazi Mlaz.

“I hope that today's meeting will be a new step for the development of Russian-Syrian relations at the regional level. We have proposals for cooperation in the economy, social and humanitarian spheres, in the development of trade relations. We are ready to participate in investment projects on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic through the Leningrad business. In addition, we are planning, with your help, to organize closer communication between the youth of our states. We host such forums as "Ladoga" and "Alexander Nevsky", where we invite representatives of youth organizations. We are also ready to provide comprehensive support in the field of education and invite Syrian students to study at the Leningrad State University. Pushkin,” the governor said, noting that this issue had already been discussed with the leadership of the university.

Alexander Drozdenko also expressed condolences and support to the people of Syria affected by the earthquake. Each district of the Leningrad Region participated in the collection of aid - more than two tons of humanitarian aid was sent from the region. Parcels for the Syrians were collected by caring Leningraders, youth, public organizations, activists of the Leningrad Volunteer and the movement #We are together.

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