19 Jul 2024
Tuesday 1 August 2023 - 11:18
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Iran and Syria demand end to US military presence in Syria

Iran and Syria demand end to US military presence in Syria
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says Iran believes that the USs immediate pullout from Syria will be highly conducive to stability and security in the region.

Amirabdollahian was speaking in a press briefing with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad in Tehran on Monday.

He said the presence of foreign troops in Syria will be of no help to them, adding that military occupation wont solve anything.

In other remarks, Amirabdollahian spoke about economic ties between Tehran and Damascus. He said the two countries have started implementing agreements signed during the visit of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Syria.

Amirabdollahian said the agreements included the formation of a joint insurance company, the use of the national currencies of Iran and Syria in bilateral transactions and boosting cooperation between the private sectors of Iran and Syria.

The Iranian foreign minister added that Iran and Syria will convene a session of their economic commission headed by the roads and urban development ministers of the two sides.

The Syrian foreign minister also spoke about Raisis visit to Damascus. He said the trip was not exclusively about economy.

Mekdad noted that the Iranian president and his Syrian counterpart discussed political issues as well as regional and international cooperation between Iran and Syria.

By Iran Front Page

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