Bashar al-Assad expressed Syria’s appreciation for Iran’s stances in support of the Syrian people and the sovereignty and independence of nations.
Assad called for promoting Tehran-Damascus economic cooperation in proportionate with historic bilateral ties, and said that the Syrian nation welcomes Iranˈs readiness to help rebuild the country.
He made the remarks in a meeting with co-chairman of Iran-Syria Committee for Developing Economic Ties, Rostam Qassemi on Wednesday.
“Syria appreciates Iran which has stood by Syria in the face of challenges targeting all regional statesˈ interests,” Assad said.
In relevant remarks in May, Lebanese President Micheal Suleiman in a meeting with new Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Fathali thanked Tehran for its efforts to strengthen unity among the regional nations.
During the meeting, Suleiman described the current regional and Lebanon’s situation as very sensitive, and said Iran has always taken steps to promote unity among the nations and regional states.
He also hailed efforts to promote Iran-Lebanon cooperation, hoping that the two countries would maintain bilateral relations at the highest level.