Cooperation and Coordination against Terrorism Discussed

 DAMASCUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad received here Thursday Iraq's National Security Adviser Faleh  al-Fayad, the envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi.

Mr. al-Fayad conveyed a verbal message to President Assad from Premier al-Abadi, who reiterated the importance of cooperation and coordination between Syria and Iraq in their war against the terrorist organizations with all of their names, and the necessity of this cooperation in the coming phase.

Assertion was laid that the accomplishments against terrorism in both countries, the last of which was in Aleppo and al-Mosul, do represent the victory for the sisterly people of Syria and Iraq; hence the enemy of terrorism is but the same and so is its destructive takfiri ideology.

President Assad and Advisor al-Fayad underscored the importance of rallying of efforts by all countries as to fight terrorism, which acknowledges no borders, given the terrorist attacks worldwide.

On July 13, 2016, President Assad stressed that both the Syrian and Iraqi armies are waging the same war against terrorism, asserting that any victory achieved by one of the two countries is a victory for both and for all parties which are serious about fighting and eliminating terrorism.

Iraq's National Security Adviser  al-Fayad  conveyed then  to President Al-Assad a letter from Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi dealing with political, military and security cooperation between Syria and Iraq, particularly in terrorism fighting.

 President Al-Assad congratulated the Iraqi people and government on the victories and gains being achieved  by the Iraqi army and Popular Hashd (mobilization) forces in their battle against ISIS terrorist organization, particularly the major victory represented by liberating the city of Falluja from ISIS terrorists.

The guest Iraqi official briefed President Al-Assad on the Iraqi army's preparations to advance into the city of al-Musol and rid it of terrorism.

He reiterated the Iraqi leaderships’ keenness on enhancing communication and coordination with the Syrian government as such coordination would have positive results in the fight against terror groups which have become a serious threat to the region and the entire world.

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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