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Al-Miqdad, Zarif discuss the means of boosting Syrian-Iranian relations

DAMASCUS, ( ST )_ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal Al-Miqdad and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed on Thursday bilateral relations between Syria and Iran and means of boosting them in all fields, particularly in economy  to overcome inhuman impacts of unilateral coercive measures being imposed on both countries. 
The two sides reviewed, in a telephone call, the outcomes of the recent meetings held within Astana format in the Russia's Sochi, and consultations held between various delegations to overcome the obstacles put by some countries to hinder the return of security and stability to the entire Syrian territory.
The two ministers also tackled developments of the work of the committee of discussing the Syrian Constitution and the outcomes of the latest round held in Geneva.
Viewpoints were identical on the need for supporting the committee’s work, led by Syria in accordance with the rules that were agreed upon without any external interference, agendas or timetables to be imposed from outside.
Al-Miqdad asserted Syria’s firm support for Iran’s stances regarding some countries’ violation of the nuclear treaty with Iran.
He expressed Syria’s appreciation for  Iran’s support to the Syrian people in various fields, particularly in the economic field to ease the impacts of unilateral coercive economic measures.
For his part,  Zarif expressed his country’s appreciation for Syria’s stance in support of Iran regarding the nuclear treaty and its demand to end the economic blockade imposed on Iran.
Zarif also stressed that Iran will continue supporting Syria in all fields, particularly in the war against terrorism to restore security and stability to all Syrian lands and realize a solution that preserves the interests of the Syrian people and sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the country.
Basma Qaddour