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Syria visit a ‘turning point’ in bilateral ties: Iran's president

Syria visit a ‘turning point’ in bilateral ties: Iran
President Raeisi has described his two-day visit to Syria as a turning point in promoting economic, political and security ??????relations, saying the aim of the trip was to honor the spirited resistance of the Syrian government and nation.

“Given the Islamic Republic of Iran’s 12-year-long support for Syria-based resistance groups as well as the steadfastness of the Syrian nation and government against conspiracies and seditious plots of the enemies, the two-day trip to the Arab country is of paramount importance to both countries and the region,” Raeisi said at Mehrabad airport in Tehran early on Friday upon return from Damascus.

Iran and Syria enjoy ample potentials and grounds for cooperation to improve economic ties, President Raeisi said, adding he mainly discussed financial and trade issues during meetings with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad.

Cooperating in the field of power generation and transmission, setting up a joint bank and an insurance company, reducing trade tariffs between the two countries, expanding transit facilities between Iran, Iraq, and Syria as well as reviving Syria's agricultural, industrial and energy sectors were among the primary issues included in the 14 cooperation documents signed between the two sides, he added.

A final communiqué issued at the end of Raeisi’s two-day official visit to Syria, which started on Wednesday and was the first by an Iranian president to the Arab nation in over 13 years, stated that the two sides expressed satisfaction over joint cooperation in the fight against terrorism and extremism, and emphasized that they will continue working together until the total annihilation of all terrorist groups in Syria.

Raeisi and Assad also held in-depth talks on ways to further develop and strengthen cordial and strategic relations between Tehran and Damascus, and exchanged viewpoints on the latest regional and international developments.

The two presidents underlined the need to respect each other’s national sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity in accordance with the objectives and principles of the United Nations Charter.

By Press TV
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