Today, Dr. Faisal Miqdad, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hussein Amir Abdollahian, discussed ways to develop and advance bilateral cooperation in all fields, in addition to the latest developments in the region and issues of common interest.
The two sides praised the coordination and regular consultation between the two countries, stressing the importance of continuing to confront Western plans targeting Syria and Iran and to discuss ways to deal with developments in the region, especially in light of the current circumstances.
Minister Miqdad pointed to the congruence of Syrian-Iranian views on developments in the region, stressing the need to strengthen economic cooperation between Syria and Iran to overcome the effects of unilateral coercive measures imposed on the two countries by the United States of America and its Western allies, which represent the worst types of terrorism, stressing in this context the importance of activating cooperation In the bilateral framework, regional, international and multilateral organizations to expose and confront these inhumane measures.
Minister Miqdad expressed Syria's support for the Iranian position on the nuclear file, blaming the United States for not signing the agreement so far.
In turn, Minister Abdullahian stressed that the Syrian-Iranian relations are strategic, pointing to Iran's keenness to strengthen and expand these relations, especially in the economic field, to make them live up to the aspirations of the two peoples and leaderships, by laying solid foundations for long-term economic relations. Negative unilateral coercive measures imposed on it by the United States and Western countries.
The guest minister reviewed the latest developments related to the negotiations in Vienna on the Iranian nuclear file and the obstacles placed by the United States to return to the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The meeting was attended from the Syrian side by Dr. Bashar Al-Jaafari, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Abdullah Hallaq, Director of the Executive Support Department, Khaled Sharaf, Director of the Asia and Africa Department, Ammar Al-Arsan and Adib Al-Ashkar from the Minister’s office
On the Iranian side, Ambassador Mehdi Sobhani, Shura Council member Karimi Qudoussi, and the delegation accompanying the guest minister.
We discussed conditions for improving the general situation in the region and strengthening relations between our countries
During a press conference with his Iranian counterpart, Miqdad stressed that terrorism cannot be allowed to continue killing our people with the support of Western countries.
"We discussed the strong relations between the two countries and the conditions for improving the general situation in the region and strengthening relations between our countries," Mikdad said.
Al-Miqdad added: We appreciate the support provided by Iran to our country in these difficult circumstances, explaining that the position of Syria and Iran is firm in supporting the Palestinian people until they achieve their legitimate rights, foremost of which is the establishment of their independent state.
For his part, Abdullahian said: We discussed issues of common interest between the two countries and ways to enhance permanent and long-term cooperation to serve the peoples of the two countries.
Abdullahian affirmed that Iran will continue its support for Syria in the face of the terrorist war it is facing, and continued... We renew our support for the territorial integrity of Syria and condemn the Israeli attacks on it, stressing Iran's rejection of any foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs.