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Assad: Syria-Iran Agreements Have Strategic and Economic Importance

The Syrian President Bashar Assad received on Tuesday Iran's first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri and the accompanying delegation in the presence of the Prime Minister and a number of ministers.

Talks dealt with the outcomes of the meetings of the Syrian-Iranian High Joint Committee which yielded the signature of 11 agreements, including the long-term strategic economic cooperation agreement.

President Assad stressed that these agreements and projects cooperation are of strategic dimension and constitute a solid economic basis that would contribute to enhancing the steadfastness of Syria and Iran in the face of the economic war waged on them by some Western countries.

President Assad emphasized the importance of intensifying joint efforts at this stage to thwart efforts of those countries that continuously work to weaken the two countries, control their independent decision and to break the will of their peoples after the failure of those countries to achieve that through backing terrorism.

For his part, Jahangiri pointed out that visit of the Iranian delegation and holding meetings of the Joint Committee at this time carries a message to the Syrian people and the international community that, Iran, which stood by Syria in its war against terrorism, will also be in the reconstruction phase.

He said that Syria was the front line in the war on terrorism and that the successes achieved in this area have contributed to preventing terrorism to spread in other countries, despite the refusal of some Western countries to recognize that so far.

President Assad and Jahangiri affirmed that the strong and deep ties binding Syria and Iran have formed, over the past years, a strength factor for the two countries' peoples.

They stressed the importance of continuing work on developing these ties and overcoming all obstacles facing them.

The meeting was attended by ambassadors of the two countries.

Source: National News Agency