Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Sunday Iran and Russia can repeat their “successful” cooperation in the fight against terrorism in Syria to help reconstruct the Arab country.
The cooperation between Iran and Russia to fight terror groups in Syria, which took place with the consent of the Syrian government, has been “a completely successful experience”, Amir-Abdollahian told a visiting Russian delegation headed by Russian president's Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev.
“This model for close cooperation… can be used to play a role in the economic sphere in order to rebuild Syria and establish stability in this country,” the top diplomat pointed out.
Iran and Russia were the main supporters of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and played a major role to help the Syrian Army militarily to defeat foreign-backed militant and terrorist groups waging a war on the Arab country since 2011.
Amir-Abdollahian said that dialogue between Syrian groups is the only way to resolve the Syrian crisis politically.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the foreign minister said Iran and Russia have demonstrated their will to bolster “sustainable and long-term cooperation”.
Lavrentiev arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran after visiting Syria and holding talks with top officials including Assad.
He stressed the importance of talks and exchange of delegations between the two countries on various issues of mutual interest as well as Syrian-related issues.
The envoy also expanded on the latest measures and developments related to Syria in the international arena and with other actors, according to the website of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.