Interior Min. to visit Syria Mon.

TEHRAN, Jan. 10 (MNA) – Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli is slated to arrive in Syria on Jan. 11 for an official two-day visit, his Deputy for International Affairs said on Saturday.

Babak Dinparast said the Interior Minister’s visit to Damascus comes at the invitation of his Syrian counterpart Major General Mohammad al-Shaar, and aims to develop and deepen bilateral relations as well as to put into effect a memorandum already signed between the two sides.

Shaar visited Tehran in June 2015 and held meetings with Rahmani Fazli and a number of other senior officials. During the visit, the Iranian and Syrian interior ministers signed an agreement on internal security cooperation including combating organized crime, terrorism and all forms of financing them.

The MoU also covered combating the production and trafficking of illicit drugs, theft of cultural and historical artifacts, forgery of documents, money laundering, human trafficking, organ trafficking, cybercrimes, and illegal immigration, in addition to covering cooperation in improving conditions in prisons, providing security for vital sites, protecting intellectual property, training police staff, monitoring borders, and forensics.

By Mehr News Agency