Mikdad: Syrian-Abkhazian relations deep, views converged on issues discussed

Abkhazia, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad and his Abkhazian counterpart Inal Ardzinba signed on Thursday in Sukhumi a memo of cooperation in the field of political consultations between Syria and Abkhazia and adopted a joint statement which identifies the stances of the two countries towards the bilateral and international situations.

In a joint press conference with Ardzinba, Mikdad said that the Syrian-Abkhazian relations are deep, stressing that the two countries’ views converged on issues discussed at the bilateral, regional and international levels.

In turn, the Abkhazian Minister said “we agreed on unifying efforts to work in the Middle East region and communicate with the friendly countries not only in this region but also all over the world.

“We adopted a joint statement in which we outlined our principled positions towards the prevailing situation in the world and reaffirmed our support for the Special Military Operation in Ukraine for what it has of global dimensions that contributes to formulating a new, more just World order, he added.

In their joint statement after the talks, the two ministers condemned the unilateral coercive measures imposed by Western countries against Syria, Abkhazia, Russia and any country that boldly expresses its views on the international arena, stressing that these measures are illegitimate, meaningless, counterproductive and inhumane.

The two sides called on the illegitimate foreign forces to immediately withdraw from the Syrian territory, saying “The peoples of Abkhazia and Syria are united in the fight against international terrorism and consider that many terrorist groups have been created and are still being coordinated and supported by some Western countries”.

They voiced their support for the Russian Special Military Operation aimed at establishing a world order that is more just and respect the human rights, along with their support for the right of the peoples in Luhansk and Donetsk Peoples’ Republics and in other Ukrainian areas to self-determination.

They referred to the importance of enhancing the commercial and economic relations through establishing public commercial institutions.

The two ministers also stressed the importance of cooperation in the domains of culture, tourism and education.

Hala Zain /Baraa Ali

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