Danish Institute in Syria closes

Director leaving Syria due to security situation

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The Danish Institute in the Syrian capital Damascus is closing and its Director Anders Hastrup will be leaving the country on April 1, the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Further Education has announced on its website.

“The decision has been taken by the Board and Director together. The temporary closure is a result of the security situation in Syria,” the ministry writes.

There have been no activities at the institute since March 1 in connection with an annual redecoration of the building in which the institute is housed.

The institute itself says that it will be continuing its scientific and cultural activities in Jordan and Lebanon.

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Edited by Julian Isherwood

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