Mikdad and Abdollahian: Syrian, Iranian relations strategic, there are common efforts to enhance them

Tehran, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikdad, asserted that his visit to Tehran comes as an expression of Syria’s support for Iran in the face of the malicious attack launched recently by the US, “Israel”, and their tools, “in addition to following up on consultations between the two countries in various areas of cooperation”.

Mikdad, in a press conference with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said that conspiracies targeting Syria and Iran will fail because they contradict with their peoples’ will, adding that targeting both countries by the West aims to undermine their positions rejecting attempts of domination .

Minister Mikdad pointed out that the methods of hypocrisy, forgery followed by Western countries are what created terrorist organizations to implement their agendas, and that “Jabhat al-Nusra”, “ISIS” and the rest of the terrorist organizations were born in the West, pointing out that Western economic sanctions do not target governments but rather kill peoples.

Mikdad went on to say that discussions included coordination between the two countries in the UN and international forums to confront the attempts of dominating the world by one pole in violation of the UN Charter, stressing Syria’s support for Iran’s position in the ongoing discussions on reviving the Nuclear Agreement.

“We had constructive discussions with Iranian President Raisi on enhancing bilateral relations and various regional and international issues.” Minister Mikdad added.

In turn, Abdullahian stated that Ways to enhance cooperation in all fields were discussed, mainly in economic and trade domains, and “we agreed to hold a meeting of Syrian-Iranian Joint Economic Committee very soon.”

“There is a great progress in trade exchange between two countries, and its development will be discussed during the next meeting of the Joint Committee,” Abdullahian added.

Abdullahian went on to say “we are at the last stages of talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, and we will send a delegation to Vienna to discuss outstanding issues”.

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