Damascus, SANA – The Syrian-Russian cooperation in fighting the terrorist organizations in Syria is the only legitimate alliance against global terrorism, said Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham.
Speaking to the Russian parliamentary delegation visiting Syria, during a meeting on Saturday, al-Laham stressed that the Syrian-Russian alliance against terrorism is operating in line with the international laws and the UN Charter.
He said the coordination between the Syrian and Russian forces in carrying out the air and ground operations has started to achieve impressive results in the fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq.
Syria, al-Laham added, is also pushing for a political solution in parallel with fighting terrorism with the help of its friends in Russia and Iran.
He took the opportunity of the meeting to express appreciation of the Russian parliamentarians’ role in showing to the international public opinion the importance of unifying international efforts in the fight against terrorism and unveiling the nature of this terrorism in Syria.
Heading the Russian delegation, Sergei Gavrilov, Chairman of the State Duma’s Committee on Property Affairs, expressed the readiness of the Duma and the Federation Council to coordinate efforts with the People’s Assembly at all international forums in supporting the issues related to fighting terrorism.
Gavrilov also noted that the Russian delegation’s members will discuss upon their return to Russia the mechanisms for the Russian participation in the post-crisis reconstruction process in Syria and means of boosting financial and humanitarian support to the Syrian people.
Later, Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi held a meeting with the Russian delegation, where he stressed the need for benefiting from the developed strategic relations between the two countries through enhancing cooperation in the economic, industrial, agricultural, medical and media domains, expanding the inter-trade relations and establishing new joint projects and investments.
The Premier reiterated stress on the important role which the Russian companies could play, alongside their Syrian counterparts, in the reconstruction process.
H. Zain/ H. Said