TEHRAN, (ST)- Prime Minister Imad Khamis and Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani on Tuesday discussed the latest developments in the region and in Syria and focused on boosting political and economic ties.
Khamis reviewed the latest developments on ground in Syria and the victories achieved in the battle with takfiri terrorists organizations. He stressed the need to continue political efforts as to solve the crisis in Syria.
The Premier reiterated that reaching a lasting solution and attaining security and stability in Syria depends on the shifts in the stances of some countries on supporting terrorism and in effective and true confrontation of this threat.
He hailed Iran's support for the Syrian people and government, noting that cooperation between the two countries in all fields provides the suitable ground to achieve the aspirations of the peoples of both countries.
On his part, Shamkhani renewed his country's full support for Syria in all domains and for all political initiatives that embody the real aspirations of the Syrian people.
Inclusive efforts to liberate terrorist-held Syrian areas and restore security and stability nationwide in parallel with efforts to hold intra-Syrian dialogue to achieve settlement can guarantee successes in managing the ongoing crisis in Syria," Shamkhani said.
He warned against the possibility of the enemy's exploiting of the cessation of hostilities and political dialogue as a strategic opportunity to revive the armed groups and help them rebuild their military and financial and human abilities in order to resume terrorist attacks.
Shamkhani pointed out that Iran welcomes all political initiatives based on the principle of defending the territorial integrity and safety of the Syrian land and on maintaining the sovereignty and independence of the Syrian state.
Syria, Iran Sign Five Contracts on Economic Cooperation
Syria and Iran on Tuesday signed five contracts based on the economic cooperation agreements that were signed a year ago. The contracts covered agriculture, livestock, industry, oil and communications.
The deals were signed for the Syria side by Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Adib Mayyaleh and by Ali Tayyeb, Iran’s Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs for the Iranian side
Prime Minister Imad Khamis and Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri attended the signing ceremony.