President Assad Receives Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad underscored the importance of the bolstering  of economic cooperation between Syria and Iran and all the countries which are committed to the defence of their sovereignty and independence.

''Such cooperation is one of the best means as to resist the Western schemes which use sanctions and imposed unjust economic measures as a means to siege and damage the people for subjugating them to the Western hegemony,'' added President Assad.

President Assad received today the visiting Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, the Head of the Iranian side to meetings of the Syrian-Iranian Joint Ministerial Economic Committee, and the accompanying delegation.

The talks dealt with the brotherly bonds linking Syria and Iran , particularly at the level of economic relations given the shared desire of Syria and Iran as to expand and strengthen their bilateral relations up to the level of the standing political and military ones.

Minister Akhoundi congratulated President Assad and the Syrian People for the important accomplishments and continued victories by the Syrian Army and its allies against terrorism , reiterating Iran 's continued support for Syria in all fields and Iran's willingness to actively participate in the re-building process.


Dr. Mohamad Abdo Al-Ibrahim


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