20 July، 2017
President Bashar al-Assad received on Thursday Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and the accompanying delegation.
The latest regional and international developments were discussed during the meeting, and Jaberi Ansari reviewed Iran’s position regarding the accelerating developments witnessed in the region recently, expressing hope that these developments would be to the interest of establishing stability in the region and ending the war in Syria.
President al-Assad, for his part, stressed that one of the most important factors that have contributed to these developments is the continuous and accelerating victories that have been achieved lately in the course of the war against terrorism in Syria.
Every achievement made by the Syrian Arab army and its allies in this war will have more positive implications, despite some countries’ insistence on continuing to use terrorism as a tool to achieve narrow political goals, that have caused instability in the region and loss of security for its people, the President said.
He highlighted the strategic ties binding Damascus and Tehran and the permanent coordination between both sides in the various fields.
President al-Assad stressed that the continued Iranian support for the Syrian people has been one of the major reasons that helped Syria stand its ground in the face of terrorism.
Jaberi Ansari, in turn, affirmed that Iran’s position in this regard is firm and principled, and that Tehran will continue to provide everything that could contribute to consolidating the Syrians’ resilience until they can achieve final victory over terrorism and peace and stability prevail in Syria again.