Indonesia Backs Syria's Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity: Diplomat

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Indonesian Ambassador in Damascus Joko Harianto has stressed his country's support for Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity, pointing out that the Syrian-Indonesian ties are distinguished.

In a statement to journalists during a reception held on the occasion of Indonesia's  72th  National Day, Harianto said Indonesia seeks enhancing its economic relations with Syria and works to amend the trade balance between the two countries.  He affirmed his country's willingness to take part in Syria's reconstruction.

 The Indonesian diplomat wished the Syria people and leadership peace and prosperity.

On his part, Minster of Local Administration Hussein Makhlouf said that Syria is preparing itself for reconstruction and "we count on our friends to be our partners in the reconstruction era".

He added that a number of Indonesian businessmen have showed their willingness to participate in Syria reconstruction, noting Indonesia's participation in several fairs in Syria, including the 59th Damascus International Fair.

Hamda Mustafa