On Monday, June 6, a delegation of the Donetsk People's Republic arrived in Damascus. Delegation included the Minister of Culture Mikhail Zheltiakov, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Peresada, representatives of the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after A.Solovianenko: General Director Evgeny Denisenko, Chief Choreographer Valery Popov and Choirmaster Sergey Dubnitsky, as well as the Vice-rector for Secondary Vocational Education of the Donetsk State Music Academy named after S.Prokofiev Alexander Kuslin.
The first meeting of the delegates was held jointly with the Minister of Culture of the Syrian Arab Republic Lubana Mshavvah. During the meeting parties discussed development of cooperation in the field of culture and art. Special attention was paid to discussing the possibility of tours of creative collectives of Donbass and Syria and holding joint events.
Today, on June 7, a meeting was held with one of the leaders of the Ba'ath Party, Dr. Dahlallah Mahdi. Parties discussed the overall progress in development of relations, agreements reached and further plans for cooperation, noted parallels of the historical context of the states and common desire to strengthen cooperation with the Russian Federation. Dr. Mahdi stressed the huge role of Russia as a state seeking to reduce escalation and make every possible effort to promote the safety of residents of both Donbass and the Middle East.
The visit schedule of the DPR delegates includes a number of meetings with representatives of Ministries, departments and institutions of the Syrian Arab Republic.