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Al-Moallem: Syria going ahead in fighting terrorism, army to liberate all territories

Damascus, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem and China's Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan and the accompanying delegation reviewed Thursday the relations between Syria and China and developments of the situation in Syria and the region.

Both sides discussed the efforts made for achieving progress in the political process of the crisis in Syria synchronizing with the continuation of the fight against terrorism.

Presenting a review on the latest political and field development in Syria, al-Moallem said that Syria is going ahead in its war on terrorism and that the Syrian Arab Army will root out terrorists who commit crimes and massacres against innocent civilians the last of which is the massacre that took place in Sweida.

On Wednesday, remnants of Daesh terrorist organization coming from al-Badia (dessert) committed brutal crime in Sweida where hundreds of civilians were martyred or injured.

al-Moallem stressed that the Syrian Arab army, in cooperation with allies, will liberate the entire Syrian territory.

The Minister also talked about the efforts exerted by the Syrian Government at various levels for the return of Syrian refugees and displaced persons to their cities and villages and to secure a decent living for them, hoping that the friendly China will back these efforts.

He pointed out to the importance of enhancing and developing the historical relations binding the two friendly countries in various fields.

Al-Moallem thanked China for the assistance it provides to Syria, and expressed Syria's appreciation for China's role in the international arena to help Syria facing the terrorist aggression against it and the unjust economic sanctions imposed on it.

For his part, the Chinese envoy expressed his country's strong condemnation of the heinous terrorist crime committed by Daesh terrorist organization in Sweida and offered condolences to the Syrian people and the families of the victims.

He stressed China's stand by Syria in its war on terrorism until it is completely eradicated.

The Chinese Diplomat renewed his country's stance which calls for the return of security and stability to Syria, stressing that China pays great attention to the issue of the return of Syrian refugees and displaced persons to their land and continues to provide assistance to Syria.

He said that China will continue to play constructive role for settling the crisis in Syria in coordination with the Syrian side in a way that guarantees sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Syria.

The Chinese envoy expressed his country's keenness to deepen bilateral cooperation with Syria in all fields, particularly in the light of the friendly relations binding China and Syria, where Syria is considered an important station within the Chinese initiative of the belt and road.

Earlier, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad met the Chinese envoy and the accompanying delegation.

The two sides touched upon the achievements of the Syrian Arab Army throughout the Syrian territory and the importance of strengthening cooperation relations between Syria and China in various fields.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency