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Iran’s FM visits Syria, meets President Assad

Muhammad Ali

Press TV, Damascus

Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdollahian arrived in Damascus on Sunday. He sat down with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and discussed with him steps taken by both sides to enhance bilateral cooperation with the aim of reaching a higher level of partnership in economy and trade.

In the meeting, Assad reaffirmed that the ongoing cooperation between the two countries had positive results in terms of protecting the interests of the two peoples, mainly in fighting terrorism.

Abdollahian for his part, briefed Assad on the outcome of the Baghdad cooperation and partnership conference. He asserted that Iran will continue to support Syria in fighting all forms of terror, mainly economic terrorism.

The Iranian official also held a separate meeting with his Syrian counterpart Faisal al-Mikdad. They discussed regional and international developments, saying that foreign presence in the region will not bring security and stability. Mikdad underlined the importance of steadfastness in the face of all Western plots and pressure in order to achieve victory.

Abdollahian concluded his meetings by holding talks with heads of Syria-based Palestinian factions, renewing Iran’s support for Palestinians’ struggle in their fight for their legitimate rights.

Mr Abdollahian visit comes shortly after the formation of the new cabinet in Iran. The visit reiterates Iran’s firm stance towards Syria, based on support for the government and people in the fight on terror and for rebuilding the country.

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