On 11th September 2013, VIF welcomed the Syrian Ambassador to India, H.E. Dr. Riyad Kamel Abbas for an interaction session. The interaction focused on various issues of mutual concern, including the ground situation in Syria, the issue of growing Islamic radicalism, and cross-border terrorism. The candid talk was followed by a session of Q&A.
Shri Ajit Doval, KC, Director VIF, thanked Ambassador Abbas for the informative talk. The Director and the Ambassador agreed to exchange ideas and research on radicalism and extremism.