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Iceland’s Foreign Minister in Syria

Iceland’s Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Prime Minister Muhammad Naji al-Otari and Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem in Damascus yesterday to discuss the situation in the Middle East.

During their meetings the ministers talked about the outlook of peace discussion in the area, in particular between Israel and Syria and between Israel and Palestine, reports.

The situation in Iraq, and the accommodation and assistance for the nearly 1.5 million Iraqi refugees in Syria were also topics on the agenda. After the discussion, Gísladóttir mentioned the Icelandic government’s decision to help provide education for Iraqi children in Syria.

According to, Gísladóttir’s visit to the Middle East is part of Iceland’s initiative to contribute to peace in the region.

Click here to read about the foreign minister’s last official visit to the Middle East.

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