President al-Assad receives Iranian Foreign Minister, talks deal with strategic relations

Damascus, SANA- President Bashar al-Assad received on Sunday Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian and an accompanying delegation.

President al-Assad discussed with Abdollahian the strategic relations between the two countries in addition to regional and international developments.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed steps taken by the two countries to enhance bilateral cooperation with the aim of reaching a higher level of partnerships at various levels, particularly in the economic and trade fields, in a way that enables the two peoples to continue facing the repercussions of the blockade and sanctions imposed on the two countries as a result of their adherence to their sovereignty and the independence of their decisions.

Talks during the meeting also dealt with the latest regional and international developments, especially the situation in Afghanistan and its repercussions on the security and stability of the region in general.

Minister Abdollahian briefed President al-Assad on the outcomes of “The Cooperation and Partnership” Conference held recently in Baghdad, with the two sides affirming that the region’s future is made by the will of its people, and that constructive cooperation with other countries can be achieved through responding to their will away from interfering in the internal affairs of their countries.

President al-Assad stressed that the continuous cooperation between Syria and Iran has given positive results in protecting the interests of the two friendly countries and peoples, particularly in the field of combating terrorism.

The President also affirmed that Syria will continue to combat terrorism until all the lands are liberated from it.

Abdullahian pointed out that Iran and Syria have achieved great victories in the war against terrorism thanks to common will of the two countries’ leaderships, reiterating his country’s continued support to Syria and its people to confront terrorism in all its forms, especially economic terrorism and its repercussions.

MHD Ibrahim/ Mazen Eyon

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