Interior Minister stresses need for Syrian-Iranian coordination to tackle challenges

Tehran, SANA – Interior Minister Gen. Mohammad Ibrahim al-Shaar stressed the need to boost the strategic coordination and cooperation between Syria and Iran to tackle the challenges and threats facing the region, primarily the threat of terrorism.

In a statement upon his arrival in Tehran on Sunday in an official two-day visit, al-Shaar said that his visit seeks to strengthen bilateral relations and boost cooperation between the two countries’ interior affairs ministries and other establishment, particularly in the fields of combating terrorism, extremism, organized crime, illegal immigration, trafficking of archeological artifacts, and narcotics.

The visit was prompted by an invitation from Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli.

Hazem Sabbagh

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