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Al-Mikdad underlines need for joint efforts with Iran to face common challenges threatening security of the region

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Faisal Al-Mikdad received  Saeed Khatib Zadeh, Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran and head of the Center for Public Diplomacy and Information and the accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance and develop them, especially with regard to political, media, scientific and cultural aspects. They also discussed developments in the region and the importance of enhancing communication and consultation between the two countries at all levels. 

Minister Al-Mikdad highlighted the importance of national and international media to unveil the reality of the situation in the face of the misleading methods pursued by Western media. 


Minister Al-Mikdad stressed the need for concerted efforts between the Syrian and Iranian sides to confront the common challenges that threaten the security and peace of the region, noting that the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people have many inhuman effects.

Al-Mikdad underlined the urgency of developing bilateral cooperation between the two countries to enhance the capabilities of the two peoples to confront the illegal US and Western measures, which have become a cheap tool in the hands of some countries with the aim of imposing their will and political plans on independent sovereign states.

Al-Mikdad renewed Syria's support for Iran's position on the joint comprehensive plan of action and its refusal to the  attempt of distorting the image of the Iranian position and holding it responsible for the United States' withdrawal from the agreement.

For his part, Zadeh expressed his great pleasure in his visit to Damascus. He reviewed the latest developments related to bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields, stressing that the Iranian people and leadership attach importance  to relations with Syria in line with the strategic relations between the two countries.

Zadeh renewed his country's position in support of Syria to reach a solution that would restore security and stability to all Syrian lands and preserve its sovereignty, independence and unity.

Inas Abdulkareem