Iran: Increasing Trade with Syria Can Help Overcome US Sanctions
Iranian parliamentary delegation in Damascus emphasizes strengthening the relationship between the two countries.
Deputy Chairman of the Iranian-Syrian Parliamentary Friendship Group Abbas Kalro stated that "Iran welcomes strengthening relations with Syria in various fields."
On Sunday, Kalro made a statement during his meeting with the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Faisal Mekdad, in Damascus, saying that his country and Syria are old friends who share religious denominators and historical backgrounds, stressing that they should support each other throughout the various regional developments.
Kalro underscored that his country believes that increasing the level of trade with Syria and other common factors could strengthen the two countries in the face of the US sanctions, highlighting that "Syria's survival and then its victory over terrorist groups and ISIS are attributed to the wise leadership of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad."
Kalro considered that "Syria has a bright future," calling for "special attention to the strengthening of cultural and social capabilities, as well as economic grounds."
The Head of the Iranian Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee, Abbas Kalro, also delivered a message from the Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, to his Syrian counterpart, Hammouda Sabbagh, in Damascus, which discussed the consolidation of relations between the two countries.
In turn, Mekdad congratulated the success of the presidential elections in Iran, saying that "the two countries are strategic friends," noting that his country and Iran "have proven to the world the consolidation of unity and internal cohesion by holding elections on time."
Syrian Foreign Minister, Faisal Mekdad, continued by expressing his appreciation for "Iran's continued support for his country in the fight against terrorism and extremism," explaining that, "It is time to rebuild the infrastructure in Syria." Mekdad welcomes the support of friendly countries for commercial and economic cooperation.
استقبل وزير الخارجية السورية فيصل #المقداد صباح اليوم وفداً برلمانياً إيرانياً من جمعية الصداقة البرلمانية السورية الإيرانية في مجلس الشورى الإسلامي الإيراني برئاسة عباس كلرو نائب رئيس الجمعية. pic.twitter.com/nP5PrmuZyn— Sydoc (@Sydocs) July 8, 2021
Today is the second of Kalro's visit to Damascus, and he met the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Faisal Mekdad, at the headquarters of the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.