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Deputy of the State Duma Natalia Poklonskaya visits Syria

On May 7, the State Duma Deputy Natalia Poklonskaya arrived to Damascus. During the visit she met with the Syrian Minister of Health Dr. Nizar Yaziji, Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammad Samir Al-Khalil and the director of the Medical Assistance Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Talal Mhalle. Mrs. Poklonskaya also visited the pediatrics department of the Damascus Central Hospital.

The main topic of the talks was organization of treatment of wounded Syrian soldiers and children in medical institutions of Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as Crimean sanatoriums. Preliminary agreements on this matter were reached in April during the visit of the Syrian delegation led by Mr. Al-Khalil to Crimea to participate in the Yalta International Economic Forum.