Senior Iranian lawmaker meets Syrian officials in Damascus

October 7, The Iran Project – Senior Iranian lawmaker, Alaeddin Boroujerdi recently paved a three-day visit to Syria during which he held several meetings with Syrian top officials including President Assad, FM Muallem and Parliament’s Speaker Sabbagh.

In a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Boroujerdi congratulated him on the recent victories scored by the Syrian army against terrorists, hailing the Arab country as the “symbol of resistance in the face of the enemies.”

Al-Assad said Syria will never forget the sacrifices of the Islamic Republic in support of the Syrian government and nation during the hard times of war, noting that recent developments in the region were unfolding in favor of the “resistance axis.”

Boroujerdi also met with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem on Wednesday, and the two discussed bilateral relations, the fight against terrorism and extremism, and a controversial secession referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan.

The two sides also expressed support for the sovereignty and unity of Iraq and warned of the negative effects of the Kurdish vote.

During the meeting, Muallem underlined the importance of the military achievements made by the Syrian army in cooperation with the country’s allies, saying that Syria will continue its war on terrorism until it is totally rooted out.

Boroujerdi, for his part, called for enhancing parliamentary relations between Iran and Syria, affirming that the Islamic Republic would continue to support Damascus in its anti-terror fight until peace and stability is restored to the Arab country.

The Iranian lawmaker also met with Speaker of the Syrian People’s Assembly Hammoudeh al-Sabbagh, who highlighted the depth of bilateral relations that have strengthened during the war on Syria.

The Iranian lawmaker, for his part, said plots hatched by the US and the West against Syria had failed, calling for further strengthening of bilateral parliamentary cooperation and reiterating Iran’s readiness to support Syria in its reconstruction process.