Friday, February 28, 2014

Syrian President Affirms Importance of Regional Cooperation

President al-Assad affirms importance of regional cooperation to confront extremism and terrorism

Feb 27, 2014

Damascus, (SANA) _President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday received Chairman for Foreign Policy and National Security Committee at the Iranian Shura Council, Alaeddin Boroujerdi and an accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, President al-Assad said that cooperation among countries of the region is key to confront extremism and terrorism, affirming the importance of coordination among parliaments of these courtiers and the friendly countries in this regards, as well as practicing more pressure to stop all forms of support offered by some states to the terrorist groups and extremist powers.

The president expressed Syrian people's appreciation for Iran stances in support of Syria on all levels in the interests of the two friendly countries, affirming that the victory achieved by the Iranian people in the nuclear file will be positively reflected on all people adhered to their sovereignty and independence of their decision.

For his part, Boroujerdi reiterated Iran's firm stance in support of Syria's struggle which stands in the first trench of resistance saying that the successes gained by the Syrian people in the face of the most arrogant colonial powers and their tools in the region will form a juncture not only in Syria's history but in the future of the peoples in the whole region.

Later, Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi discussed with Boroujerdi bilateral economic and trade relations and means of developing them as well as activating the credit line between both countries.

In the same context, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem met Boroujerdi and briefed him on the events of the first and second rounds of Geneva 2 conference

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