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Al-Mikdad: Unilateral coercive economic measures affecting the Syrians’ life, they should be lifted

DAMASCUS, (ST)-Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad has stressed that Syria will continue to fight terrorism with all its forms until it is completely eliminated and that the Syrian state is determined to establish full control on the entire Syrian territory after expelling all the illegal foreign troops from the country in order to preserve Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

 Al-Mikdad made the remarks during his meeting on Tuesday with Indonesia’s Deputy Coordinating Minister for Foreign Policy Affairs, Lutfi Rauf, and the accompanying delegation. Talks during the meeting dealt with the situation in Syria and focused on enhancing bilateral ties between Syria and Indonesia.

Al-Mikdad affirmed that the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people are badly affecting all walks of life in Syria, so they should be lifted.

 He hailed the historical friendly relations between the two countries and highly appreciated Indonesia’s principled stance in support for Syria during the crisis.

On his part, Rauf said that Syria and Indonesia are friends, pointing out that the Indonesian embassy in Damascus remained open during the crisis and it has worked intensively to deepen the Syrian-Indonesian friendship and cooperation.

He stressed his country’s respect for Syria’s sovereignty over its land and expressed Indonesia’s desire to enhance cooperation with Syria in the field of counterterrorism so that it can benefit from the Syrian experience.

Hamda Mustafa