Raeisi made the remarks in a congratulatory message addressed to his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on the occasion of Syria’s Evacuation Day, the national day commemorating the evacuation of the last French soldier at the end of the French mandate of Syria on April 17, 1946 after Syria’s proclamation of full independence in 1941.
The Iranian president also expressed hope that the expansion of relations between Tehran and Damascus in various fields would serve their mutual interests and contribute to the establishment of peace and stability in the West Asia region.
Raeisi’s Monday remarks echoed previous statements he made during a phone call with Assad in early April.
During that conversation, Iran’s president also asserted that the world order is changing in favor of the resistance front and against the global arrogance and the Israeli regime.
“The crimes of this regime (Israel) are a sign of its weakness and desperation and it is proof that the future is bright and promising for the resistance front,” Raeisi said.
Earlier this year, Raeisi described Iran as a true friend of Syria, promising that the Islamic Republic will stand by the Syrian people in the same way that it helped them fight against terrorism during years of war in the Arab country.
Relations between Iran and Syria are strategic as they are based upon common beliefs and the spirit of resistance demonstrated by their peoples, the Iranian president said in a meeting with Syrian Defense Minister Ali Mahmoud Abbas in Tehran on January 24.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is a true friend of the Syrian nation, because in the same way that it (Iran) stood by the Syrian nation and government in the era of resistance against terrorism, it is also ready to stand by them during the reconstruction period by strengthening economic cooperation in all fields,” the president stated at the time.
Raeisi also lauded the Syrian Armed Forces’ efforts to protect the Arab country’s nation and government against seditions as a promising prospect for the future of Syrians.
For his part, General Abbas said Syria emerged victorious in the war on terrorism thanks to the support from its brethren and true friends.