Damascus, (SANA) Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said Syria and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have a common adversary that seeks to forward its agendas in both countries, “a matter which we absolutely reject.”
Al-Laham was speaking during his meeting with DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, who is currently visiting Syria at the top of an official delegation.
“The countries involved in the anti-Syria conspiracy- namely the US, the countries of the colonial West and some Arab reactionary regimes-wish the Syrian people ill, as they continue their monetary and arms’ supplies to terrorists in an attempt, obviously, to cripple Syria’s economic capabilities and disrupt political life,” he said during the meeting.
Touching on recent presidential vote which saw the Syrians turn out in large numbers to cast their votes, the Assembly Speaker said President al-Assad’s sweeping win has come as a severe blow to the US administration and its allies “who approach regional issues with double standards and political hypocrisy.”
He struck a confident note as he expressed trust in Syria’s inevitable victory which he puts down to “the sacrifices of the Syrian army, the Syrians’ belief in their homeland d and support to leadership.”
The support of friends, including DPRK, is a great asset that will contribute to Syria’s imminent victory, added the Assembly speaker.
Syria and DPRK have long-standing “historic and strategic” ties whose foundation the late presidents Hafez al-Assad and Kim Il-sung had laid, adding that bilateral relations are growing stronger under current leaderships in both countries.
DPRK FM, for his part, said the peoples of Syria and the DPRK are on the same page against common enemies. “Syria is on course for an imminent victory,” he affirmed.
“More than ever, we have a strong conviction that Syrian people are headed to an undeniable victory, which we came to perceive when we saw the overwhelming support for President al-Assad,” said the FM.
Citing the Syrian government’s “successful” policies such as free education and medicals services, as well as subsidization of basic items and oil products, Ri Su said the situation in Syria is different from the image that some media seeks to market.