ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Speaker of the National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf on Friday held a meeting with the Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic Ramez Alraee at the Parliament House in Islamabad to offer condolences and support in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that has impacted Syria.
The Speaker expressed his heartfelt sympathies to the Syrian people and conveyed the solidarity of the Pakistani people in the face of this tragedy.
“The people of Pakistan stand with our Syrian brothers and sisters in this difficult time and we will do everything in our power to support them. The loss of life and destruction caused by the earthquake is truly heartbreaking and our thoughts and prayers are with the affected families,” he said.
Speaker of the National Assembly, Raja Pervez Ashraf offers his heartfelt condolences and support after the earthquake disaster, in a meeting with Ambassador of Syrian Arab Republic H.E. Ramez Alraee
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Raja Pervez Ashraf also extended prayers for the Syrian prime minister and his family who were hurt badly by the recent quake.
The Syrian ambassador expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of support and condolences from the government and people of Pakistan, thanking thd Speaker for his sincere sentiments and for the heartfelt condolences offered on behalf of the National Assembly and the Pakistani people.
Ambassador Ramez Alraee also took the opportunity to thank Pakistan for its support during the 1973 war.
While commenting on the overall situation of the country, he acknowledged the improvement in the security situation in recent years but expressed his discomfort over the international sanctions impacting the progress and development of Syria.
This meeting between the Speaker National Assembly and the Syrian ambassador is a testament to the strong relationship between Pakistan and the Syrian Arab Republic, and the commitment of the Pakistani people to stand in solidarity with their Muslim brethren in their time of need.