Syria, Russia to Enhance Cooperation in Confrontation of Terrorism, Sanctions

MOSCOW, (ST)- Russia and Syria have stressed determination to enhance cooperation and joint action in all domains, mainly fighting terrorism and confronting the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States and Europe on Syria.

A meeting, held in Moscow on Tuesday between Syria's Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam and  Russia's Deputy  Prime Minister Yury Borisov, who is the head of the Russian side in the Syrian-Russian Committee for Economic, Trade and Technical Scientific Cooperation, discussed means of consolidating economic, trade and financial cooperation as well as the results of implementing the decisions of the joint committee in the presence of the Russian President's Special Representative for Middle east and North Africa Affairs Michael Bogdanov and a number of concerned Russian officials.

 The two sides reiterated the need to spare no effort as to deepen cooperation between Syria and Russia in the service of the common interests of the two countries' peoples.

The meeting was attended by Hazem Qarfoul, Governor of the Central Bank of Syria and the Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Russia Riad Haddad.

Hamda Mustafa