Mikdad: Syrian-Russian relations are witnessing a significant progress

Moscow, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad stressed that the Syrian-Russian relations are witnessing a significant progress asserting that during the upcoming few days there will be an exchange of diplomatic missions between Syria and the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic.

During his meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday, Mikdad conveyed the greetings of President Bashar al-Assad to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, reiterating Syria’s support for the Russian special military operation in Ukraine.

Mikdad indicated to that the Syrian-Russian relations have witnessed continued development and it is witnessing a new phase of development under the two peoples’ mutual desire to maintain the international peace and security and in the framework of Russia continued support to Syria in various domains.

Mikdad pointed out that Russia is fighting the Nazism and extremism in Ukraine like Syria which is fighting terrorism and extremism, renewing Syria’s stand by Russia in its just war against the Nazi forces.

He expressed Syria’s support to Russia in its special military operation as “Just and legitimate”, asserting that the West should not wager on its financial and military forces because it will lose.

Russia showed credibility in dealing with the countries of the world in the framework of preserving the UN charter and the international law, Mikdad said, stressing that Russia was the true defender of the interests of the peoples in the international forums, while the western countries exploited the UN and international law to distort the image of the world and maintain their colonial interests.

“Syria’s recognition of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic is based on historical principles and facts, as there will be an exchange of diplomatic missions with the two republics in the upcoming days,” Mikdad said.

For his part, Lavrov said that the continued communication between the two foreign ministries come in implementation of directives of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on enhancing bilateral relations and moving the political settlement process in Syria forwards.

He pointed out that Russia, Syria and other countries support respecting the principles of international law and the UN Charter, and sovereignty and justice in international relations, asserting that Russia continues its support to Syria in combating terrorism and maintaining its territorial integrity on this basis.

Lavrov renewed Russia’s appreciation over Syria’s solidarity with it , particularly in regard with the Russian special military operation in Ukraine as well as its recognition of the independence of the two Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic.

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