Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Thursday, as he voiced the Islamic Republic’s unwavering support to Damascus.
“The Syrian government, nation and army emerged victorious from a global terrorism war against them and now Syria is in its best condition and we are happy that today the region and the world realize Syria’s real power,” Amir Abdollahian said told President Assad, a day after he arrived in the Syrian capital on a two-day visit.
He stated that the enemies of Syria are still pursuing their political goals in dealing with that country through sanctions and economic pressure on the Syrian government and people.
The top Iranian diplomat said, meanwhile, that as the Islamic Republic of Iran stood alongside Syria during the hard time of the campaign against terrorism, affirming that it will continue the same approach in the new era.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is still standing by Syria’s side in completing the process of fighting terrorism.”
In this context, he emphasized the need for everyone to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.
Amir Abdollahian noted that he discussed with the Syrian prime minister and foreign minister the process of implementing the agreements reached between the two countries during Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s visit to Syria last May.
He also expressed happiness with the resumption of Syria’s presence and operation in the Arab League and the strengthening of Syrian-Arab relations.
For his part, President Assad congratulated the Iranian nation on the recent accession to the BRICS group.
“This shows that the world is changing and what you and I stood for was right.”
The Syrian president welcomed Iran’s initiative to strengthen relations with the Arab countries of the region as a great strategic action.
He considered the US strategy in the region to be aimed at provoking tensions between the countries of the region, including stirring rows between Shia and Sunni or Iran and Arabs.
In the meeting, the political process of the developments in Syria, the Astana process, the relations between Syria and the Arab League, the developments in Palestine and some other issues in the region were discussed.