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2022-July-2  14:59

Iran’s Top Diplomat: Promotion of Peace between Damascus, Ankara on Agenda of Syria Trip

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that during his visit to Damascus on Saturday he would pursue establishment of peace between Syria and Turkey.

“My trip to Syria is partly meant to establish peace and security in the region between Syria and Turkey, as two countries with which the Islamic Republic of Iran has important relations,” Amir Abdollahian said before departing Tehran for Damascus on Saturday morning.

He further said he would meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Faisal Mekdad and other high-ranking Syrian officials during the trip to push bilateral relations and review regional and global developments.

The Iranian foreign minister’s visit comes days after he met with Turkish officials in Ankara as part of his regional tour.

Ties between Damascus and Ankara soured after Turkey launched several incursions into Northern Syria.

Ankara says the militants affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been fighting a separatist war against Turkey.

However, Damascus complaints that the Turkish offensive violates Syria’s territorial integrity.

Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi said last Monday that his country supports peace and stability all across the world.

Supporting peace, stability, and progress has always been the principled policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the international level, President Rayeesi said in a meeting with the new ambassador of Montenegro.