Iran foreign minister in Syria with pledge of strong support

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has called his country’s ties with Syria “strategic”, saying Tehran will stand by Damascus as it did during the foreign-backed war against terrorism.

Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks as he arrived in Damascus to hold talks with Syrian officials. He was welcomed by his Syrian counterpart, Faisal Mekdad, at Damascus International Airport on Saturday.

“Our ties with Syria are strategic and we are trying to expand our cooperation with the country in all fields. Syria is on the path of development and progress, and on this path, Iran will strongly stand by Damascus, as it did during the war on terrorists,” Amir-Abdollahian told reporters.

Syria is the third destination of the Iranian foreign minister after visits to Russia and Lebanon.

It is also his second visit to Syria since assuming the post of Iran’s foreign minister. On August 29, he met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.


Source: Press TV