Iran FM: We welcome new approach of some Arab countries towards Syria
During his visit to the Syrian capital, Iran's foreign minister meets Syria's President and senior officials and reiterates Tehran's support of Damascus.
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad received Wednesday the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Syria's capital, Damascus.
During his ongoing visit, Amir-Abdollahian welcomed the new approach of some Arab countries towards Syria, in reference to Al-Assad's visit to the UAE on March 18, where he met the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the ruler of Dubai, Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Continuation of cooperation between Syria and Iran
Al-Assad and Amir-Abdollahian discussed the cooperation files between their countries, and the efforts made by the two sides to follow up on the implementation of bilateral agreements, especially in the economic and commercial fields.
The meeting also dealt with the continuation of cooperation between the two countries in the field of combating terrorism, as Amir-Abdollahian reiterated his country's support for Syria and its people until the liberation of all Syrian territories.
The Iranian minister briefed Al-Assad on the ongoing Vienna talks, noting that his country has made initiatives in this regard in line with the rights and interests of the Iranian people, stressing that reaching an agreement requires a serious will from Western parties.
Al-Assad: Iran is taking the right pass
For his part, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad affirmed the correctness of the path that Iran is taking through its adherence to principles and rights, and not compromising in the face of the pressures it is subjected to.
He noted that reaching an agreement in Vienna has become more important to serve the interests of Iran, the region, and the global balance.
The two discussed Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, where they agreed on the importance of stabilizing international relations amid Western attempts to threaten peace and international security.
It was also agreed on the importance of intensifying communication between Syria and Iran in the midst of the changes taking place at this critical stage, which the world is going through.
Iran's support for Syria
Iran's Foreign Minister hailed his country's relations with Syria and reiterated Tehran's support for Damascus.
Upon his arrival to the Syrian capital, Amir-Abdollahian stressed Iran's support for the Syrian leadership and its people.
For his part, Syria's Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad pointed out that this visit "is another opportunity for us, as has been the case over the past years, to consult on matters that concern our two countries and the latest developments in the region."
Iran-Syria relations are at their best
Mekdad affirmed that Damascus and Tehran are keen "on maintaining the best relations among the countries of region, including relations between Iran and the Arab countries, and the coordination between us continues at the regional and international level.”
Similarly, Amir-Abdollahian said that means to "enhance relations between the two countries in various fields, especially in the economic field," will be discussed, noting that the bilateral relations between Iran and Syria are at their best.
It is noteworthy that the Iranian minister visited Damascus last August, where he emphasized that the relations between the two countries are strategic and that the Islamic Republic and Syria will work on confronting economic terrorism imposed on them.
Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Syria heading a high-level delegation and will hold talks with senior Syrian officials.
He is also scheduled to visit the Lebanese capital, Beirut.