During the meeting, the representatives of the Syrian side expressed gratitude for the warm reception of the Syrian children who arrived in the Republic of Belarus for recovery in August 2017.
Education Minister Igor Karpenko informed the representatives of the Embassy about the Belarusian side's preparation of the draft program of the Belarusian-Syrian cooperation on the organization of recreation and rehabilitation of Syrian children in our country in the summer and winter for the period 2018-2019.
Mr. Ambassador Bassam Abdul Mazhid noted that in Belarus much attention is paid to the social sphere, and Syria is ready to adopt the positive Belarusian experience, including the organization of children's leisure and recreation. "I think that the health improvement, rest and education of our children will contribute more and more to the rapprochement of our peoples, we have priority relations with friendly Belarus." We have opportunities to develop bilateral cooperation, including in the sphere of higher, secondary special and vocational education.
I.V. Karpenko expressed his wishes for further cooperation on the Syrian Children's Health Program, in the field of professional training of higher, as well as secondary specialized professional levels.