Damascus, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem at noon on Monday received Iran's Shura Council Assistant Speaker for International Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian and the accompanying delegation.
Talks during the meeting dealt with the strategic relations between the two countries, underlining the importance of working on developing them continually and preserving the continued high-level coordination and consultation between the two brotherly countries.
The two sides also discussed the latest developments in the region and means to overcome the challenge facing the two countries, on top the siege and the coercive economic measures imposed by the US and its allies on the two peoples in the interest of Israel in a way that is considered one of the forms of the economic terrorism as viewpoints converged on all the discussed issues.
Foreign and Expatriates Minister expressed Syria's appreciation of the Iranian stances in support of Syria's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and the steadfastness of its people.
He thanked the brotherly people of Iran and the Iranian leadership for the continued support to Syria in the face of the terrorist war waged against it which threatens the security and stability in the region and the world, affirming that the victories achieved in Syria are victories for Syria and its allies.
Abdollahian, for his part, asserted that the Syrian-Iranian relations are deep-rooted and that the two countries are in the same trench, adding that the challenges and conspiracies targeting the two countries will only make the two brotherly peoples more determined to defend their rights in the face of the hegemony attempts which target the region as a whole.
He extended congratulations for the Syrian people on the political and field victories achieved under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad, indicating that Syria's steadfastness is considered as an example to follow.
In the same context, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad received Abdollahian, lauding the efforts of the Iranian leadership for providing support to Syria, affirming that Syria supports Iran in the face of Western arrogance, the most recent example of which being the Britain's detainment of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar.
In turn, Abdollahian affirmed that Iran's leadership and people stand as one in support of the Syrian leadership and people in the face of terrorism.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency