On Thursday, President Bashar al-Assad received the Russian President’s Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, and the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergey Vershinin, and the accompanying delegation.
Discussions dealt with the latest developments of the situation in Syria and the Syrian-Russian joint work in relation to these developments, including the eradication of terrorism. Lavrentiev affirmed his country’s continued support to the Syrian state’s efforts to restore safety and stability over all its territories.
The discussion also touched upon the efforts that have been exerted by Moscow and Damascus to activate the political process in parallel with the continuing war on terrorism.
There was a consensus reached by the two sides to continue their efforts in spite of the increasing pressure exerted by some Western countries on Russia and Syria in order to thwart these efforts and prolong the war, with the aim of meeting the interests of those countries’ governments at the expense of the Syrian people and the stability of the entire region.
President Assad was briefed on Lavrentiev’s discussions he held with Iraqi and Lebanese officials during his visit, indicating that he sensed an understanding in both countries with regards to eliminating terrorism and restoring normal life to Syria, which not only serves the interest of Syria but also those of the whole region.
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