News ID: 315879
Published: 0202 GMT August 30, 2021

Iranian FM, Syrian president discuss enhancement of cooperation

Iranian FM, Syrian president discuss enhancement of cooperation
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (6th L) meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (4th R) in Damascus on August 29, 2021.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad talked about the expansion of regional and international cooperation between the two allies at a meeting in Damascus.

The meeting was held in Damascus on Sunday, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Amir-Abdollahian congratulated Assad on holding a successful presidential election.

He hailed Syrias political and international victories and its achievements on the battlefield, and extended top Iranian officialsgreetings to the Syrian president.

Commenting on the economic cooperation between Iran and Syria, Amir-Abdollahian highlighted the need for the Joint Committee of Economic Cooperation to begin its activities and activating other existing related mechanisms.

The Iranian foreign minister also briefed the Syrian president on a summit in Baghdad he had attended a day before.

Titled the Baghdad International Conference for Cooperation and Participation, the summit was aimed at easing tensions in the region, according to Press TV.

The Syrian president praised Irans support for his country and outlined his views on the bilateral ties as well as cooperation between Tehran and Damascus on regional and international levels.

Upon arriving in Damascus at head of a high-ranking delegation, Amir-Abdollahian said the Islamic Republics relations with Iraq and Syria are of a strategic nature, according to Press TV.

He underlined the need to uphold consultations among regional countries to establish lasting security.

Amir-Abdollahian said he was proud that his first bilateral trip as Irans foreign minister was to Syria.

With the will of the leaders of the two countries, Iran and Syria will take big steps to fight against economic terrorism and to help the two countries' people,” he told reporters.

Iran's top diplomat said the two countries have scored joint victories in the fight against terrorism, noting that his trip to Damascus was aimed at reviewing bilateral ties in various fields of trade and economy as well as other areas of mutual interest.



Resource: Tasnim News Agency
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