DAMASCUS (Dispatches) –
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has discussed various issues of mutual interest, including ways to further expand bilateral relations, with Iran’s new Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian here.
They also exchanged views on different international and regional developments.
The Iranian foreign minister hailed Syria’s political and international victories and its achievements on the battlefield, and extended Iran’s top officials’ greetings to the Syrian president.
Amir-Abdollahian referred to the economic cooperation between Iran and Syria, highlighting the need to activate the Joint Commission of Economic Cooperation and other existing related mechanisms, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s website.
The Iranian foreign minister also briefed the Syrian leader on a summit in Baghdad which he had attended a day before.
The Syrian president, for his part, expressed pleasure at Iran’s support for his country and outlined his views on the bilateral ties and also cooperation between Tehran and Damascus in the regional and international spheres.
The Iranian diplomat traveled to Syria after a visit to Iraq, where he attended the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership, a summit with the objective of calming regional tensions.