Mikdad, Abdollahian discuss cooperation, latest developments

Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates’ Minister, Fayssal Mikdad, received on Tuesday a telephone call from Foreign Minister of the Iranian Islamic Republic, Hussein Amir Abdollahian, on a number of issues of mutual concern and the latest developments in the region.

The two ministers held discussions on enhancing mutual cooperation between Syria and Iran, and the need to continue coordination and regular consultation regarding developments in the region and the world.

Minister Mikdad expressed satisfaction over the development of relations between the two countries and the importance of pushing them forwards in the political, economic and scientific fields, stressing Syria’s appreciation for Iran’s continued support.

For his part, Abdollahian described as “deep- rooted and strategic” the relations between Syria and Iran, stressing his country’s support for Syria and its people and Iran’s determination to provide necessary assistance to Syria to overcome the negative impacts of the Western coercive measures imposed on the country.

“Syria and Iran are standing in one trench in the face of Western plans aimed at undermining the security and stability of the region,” Abdollahian said.

MHD Ibrahim/ Mazen Eyon

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