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Iran opens Consulate in Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad attend a ceremony held via videoconference on May 22, 2021 to open Iran’s Consulate in Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo as Iran’s Ambassador to Damascus Mehdi Sobhani (L) delivers a speech during the ceremony.

Iran has opened its Consulate in Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo in another attempt to promote bilateral relations in various fields.

The office was inaugurated by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad during a ceremony on Saturday which was held via videoconference. Iran’s Ambassador to Damascus Mehdi Sobhani was present in the ceremony in Aleppo.

During a recent visit by the Iranian foreign minister to Damascus earlier this month and his talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Mekdad, the sides agreed to open Iran's Consulate in Aleppo. Syria’s Foreign Ministry later gave its written consent to the opening of the office.

Following his meeting with the Syrian president, the top Iranian diplomat told reporters that he “hopes the opening of the Iranian Consulate in Syria will help expand economic, cultural and trade cooperation between the two countries.”


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