President Bashar al-Assad and Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian stressed their support for the ceasefire agreement in Syria, days after the Syrian government met with opposition representatives in Astana for talks.
During a meeting in Damascus on Thursday, both sides affirmed that they support the ceasefire truce that excludes the Islamic State and Nusra Front, as well as other terrorist groups linked to the two organizations.
President Assad and Abdullahian said that the success of this agreement signals the return of peace and stability to Syria, through continuing the fight against terrorism and creating the favorable conditions to launch a Syrian-led dialogue.
Assad referred to Iran’s role in supporting the Syrian people in the face of the terrorist war and its efforts seeking to find a peaceful solution that preserves the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Syria.
For his part, Abdullahian said that Iran’s support to Syria stems from its unwavering conviction that the terrorism targeting Syria now poses an imminent threat to all the people of the region.
Earlier this month, President Assad also met with Iran’s National Security Council secretary Ali Shamkhani and chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi to discuss counter-terrorism coordination between the two countries.
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