President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Oman’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi in the Syrian capital, Damascus.
The two sides discussed Syrian-Omani relations, affirming that both countries are committed to continued cooperation and coordination to boost fraternal relations between their citizens, serve the security and stability of the region, and preserve the interests of their peoples.
They also discussed developments in the region, particularly the war against terrorism in Syria, and the ideas proposed on regional and international levels to help resolve the Syrian crisis.
The president voiced the Syrian people’s appreciation for Oman’s positions towards Syria, saying that he welcomes Oman’s honest efforts to help Syrians realize their aspirations in a way that ends the suffering caused by terrorism, and preserves the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Assad also asserted that eliminating terrorism will contribute to the success of any political track in Syria.
For his part, Minister bin Alawi affirmed Oman’s commitment to Syria’s unity and sovereignty, saying that his country continues to exert every possible effort to help find a solution that would end the crisis in Syria.
In the same context, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem met with bin Alawi to discuss developments of the crisis in Syria and the importance of fighting terrorism.