Damascus, President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Senior Assistant to Iranian Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji and the accompanying delegation.
Talks during the meeting dealt with the strategic relations between Syria and Iran and the important role played by the joint committees to enhance the bilateral cooperation in all domains, particularly in the economic one in the interest of the two countries and peoples.
Talks also dealt with the situation in the region and several issues of political concern, particularly the agenda of Astana meetings, with both sides stressing the necessity of continuing the political efforts being exerted in this track to achieve positive results in the interest of Syria and its people as well as the importance for the Committee of Discussing the Constitution to continue its work without any external intervention.
President al-Assad congratulated the Islamic Republic of Iran, as leadership and people, on the success of the presidential elections, considering that this success deals a new blow to all forces that are trying to target security and safety of Iran.
Khaji, for his part, affirmed that the wide popular participation in the presidential election in Syria is a clear message of the strong will of its people, reiterating his country’s keenness on playing an active role in the reconstruction process in Syria and contributing to supporting its economy in different sectors in a way that eases the burdens of the unjust Western blockade on the Syrian people.
In this regard, Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Faysal Mikdad received Khagi and discussed with him means of enhancing bilateral relations and developing their prospects and continuing cooperation to overcome the impacts of unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian and Iranian peoples.
Khagi hailed that the success of presidential election in Syria, appreciating the wide popular participation in this process.
The two sides also discussed preparations regarding Astana upcoming meeting, pointing out to some topics related to of the Committee of Discussing the constitution.
The two sides affirmed the need of respecting Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, adding that the committee should work by the ownership and leadership of Syria without any intervention, under any pretext.
Source: Syria Arab News Agency