Russia, Iran affirm necessity to respect Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

Moscow, SANA-Russia and Iran have reiterated the necessity of respecting Syria’s sovereignty and preserving its territorial integrity.

“Viewpoints were exchanged on a bunch  of international issues, and emphasis was put on the political settlement in Syria during a meeting held Wednesday between Russian President’s Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Iranian Foreign Minister’s senior advisor for political affairs Ali Asghar Khaji”, Russian Foreign Ministry was quoted by TASS as saying in a statement.

Both sides affirmed the principled position of Moscow and Tehran on the need to unconditionally respect the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Syria.

They also stressed the importance of close cooperation within the framework of the Astana Format, as well as the need to provide more international assistance for reconstruction.

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