Syria plans economic interaction with Iran
During a meeting with his Iranian counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Faisal Mikdad thanked Iran for helping to restore peace and security in the region and to fight against the terrorism.
He said cooperation between Tehran and Damascus is continuing in the best possible way at the regional and international levels.
In the current situation, Syria emphasizes economic and trade cooperation to deal with the destructive effects of the West’s illegal and coercive actions against the Syrian people, Mikdad added.
For his part, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian rejected any foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs and destabilizing movements in West Asia, saying that the cooperation between the two countries over the past few years in the fight against terrorism and extremism and at the same time taking advantage of the format of the guarantor countries in the Astana peace talks has led to a faster restoration of peace in Syria.
Referring to the sanctions removal talks, Amirabdollahian said messages are being exchanged between the United States and Iran through certain foreign ministers and coordinators.
Taking a rational approach, Iran is pursuing the path of diplomacy and insisting on reaching a lasting agreement that would secure its economic interests, he said.
Other issues addressed by the Foreign Ministers of Iran and Syria during the meeting were regional developments, including political initiatives by some Arab countries to return Syria to the Arab League, the situation in Palestine and international developments such as the conflict in Ukraine.