Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Faysal Mikdad, received on Thursday an Iranian parliamentary delegation representing Syrian -Iranian Parliamentary Friendship Group at the Shura Council, headed by MP. Abbas Golroo.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations, particularly between the Syrian People’s Assembly and Iranian Islamic Shura Council, affirming the importance of parliamentary diplomacy in defending the interests of the people at various international forums , and in laying the necessary foundations for strengthening the capabilities and economic relations between the two countries in the face of economic terrorism represented by the unilateral coercive measures imposed on them.
Mikdad voiced appreciation of Syria as leadership, government and people for the important role played by Iran at all political , military, and economic levels to support Syria in the fight against terrorism.
“Those who defeated Daesh and other terrorist organizations are not who claim to have formed an alliance for this purpose, but the Syrian, Iranian and Russian strugglers, in addition to the fighters from Iraq and Lebanon whose blood was mixed with the soil of this land to eradicate the terrorist organizations supported by some states of that ominous alliance, which was fighting against everything in the region except the terrorists, ”said Mikdad.
For his part , Golroo affirmed his country’s pride in the relations binding the two countries throughout history , appreciating Syria’s historic support for Iran in many stages and the distinguished level of relations between the two countries.
He stressed the need to promote economic and cultural relations up to the level of political relations.
Golroo expressed his confidence in the inevitable victory of the peoples of the region over the projects of hegemony, domination and occupation.
The two sides reviewed the recent presidential elections in Syria and Iran, which were a deep embodiment of the democratic values in which the peoples of the two countries believe in.
Discussing the ongoing negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file, Mikdad praised the wisdom and strength of the Iranian leadership and its keenness to defend the interests and rights of its people in the face of all pressure, reiterating Syria’s support for Iran in these negotiations.