On Monday, President Bashar al-Assad received the Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, and the accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the decades-long strategic relationship between Syria and Iran, and they affirmed their determination to continue developing this relationship to advance the interests of the two countries in various fields, especially in political and economic ones.
President Assad stressed that since its inception, the relationship between Damascus and Tehran has been based on principles, morals and a respect for the will of the people to determine their fate and build their future, away from any external interference, and this approach contributed to the independence of the two countries.
President Assad stressed the need to make this relationship the basis for creating a bigger network of relations, especially with countries that agree with Syria and Iran in this approach.
For his part, Falahatpisheh affirmed that the deep-rooted cultural heritage of the Syrian and the Iranian peoples form a firm ground on which they stand, as opposed to the countries that are standing on shaky grounds because they have adopted immoral policies that contradict international law, whether by using terrorism as an instrument to achieve their interests, or imposing sanctions on countries which disagree with them.
There was consensus between the two sides on various issues related to the regional and international arenas and the need for continuing coordination between the two countries.
In the same context, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Walid al-Muallem discussed with Falahatpisheh relations between the two brotherly countries, with the two sides expressing their will to enhance and develop these relations in various fields, including parliamentary relations.
The two sides also reviewed the latest developments in the political arena and on the ground in Syria and the region, and the continuing victories being achieved by the Syria Arab Army and its allies over terrorist groups and their supporters.
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