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2021-December-6  17:45

President Rayeesi: Iran Seeking to Strengthen Tehran-Damascus Ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi in a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in Tehran on Monday emphasized strengthening of the foundations of the relations between Iran and Syria, specially in economic and trade fields.

"Today, long-term, comprehensive planning should be done to develop and deepen relations between Tehran and Damascus," President Rayeesi said during the meeting in the Iranian capital today.

The Iranian president described the volume of trade and economic exchanges between the two countries much lower than the desired level, and said, "There are many capacities to increase the volume and amount of economic exchanges between the two countries, by activating which, the volume of economic exchanges can be multiplied."

President Rayeesi underlined the importance of maintaining Syria's security and stability and its authoritative presence in regional equations, and said, "Today, Syria is at the forefront of resistance against the Zionists with its anti-Zionist approach and the history of the resistance of Syrian people and government against cowardly aggression will be proudly recorded."

Mekdad, for his part, conveyed the message of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and invited President Raeisi to visit the country, and said, "Syria is determined to activate all capacities for cooperation with the aim of growing Tehran-Damascus relations in the interest of the two nations."

The Syrian foreign minister underlined that the Syrian people will never forget the support and assistance of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and said, "Syria puts a great emphasis on the continuation of the sustainable, powerful relations that the leaders of the two nations have created, and the blood of Martyr (Lieutenant General Qassem) Soleimani guarantees the deep bond between the two nations and we believe that Martyr Soleimani belongs to all of us and we will not forget the sacrifice of our martyrs."

In a relevant development, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that Iran condemns the presence of foreign troops on the Syrian soil who are there without gaining the permission of the democratically elected Syrian government. 

He also pointed to the occasional attacks by the Zionist regime on Syria, saying that the Zionist regime is the root cause of insecurity in the West Asian region.

He also pointed out that Syria is at the forefront of defending the Resistance that will not backtrack on defending its security.