Iranian, Syrian presidents meet in Damascus

Iranian, Syrian presidents meet in Damascus
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AMMAN — Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad received his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raisi in Damascus for an official visit Wednesday. According to Iranian and Syrian media outlets, Tehran has supported Tehran in various levels since the crisis began in 2011. اضافة اعلان

Raisi arrived in Damascus on Wednesday morning for a two-day visit that includes extensive political and economic talks with the signing of a number of agreements, according to the official Syrian News Agency.

Before talks begin, an official reception ceremony was held for Iranian official guests.

The visit, said to last two days, will see the participation of high-level political and economic delegations. Former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani and Assad are set to hold talks on bilateral relations and common political and economic files, in addition to discussing positive developments in the region.

Official news from Tehran through the government spokesman stated that the visit comes in a response to an invitation from Assad and is strategic importance for both countries and is aimed at economic advancement.

Raisi’s visit comes as some Arab countries, including Egypt and regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia, have been opening up to Assad and their foreign ministers have visited Damascus in recent weeks.

Syria’s foreign minister also visited the Saudi capital of Riyadh in April, the first such visit since the two countries cut relations in 2012.

The visit is the first by an Iranian president in more than 12-years, despite the significant economic, political, and military support Tehran has provided to the country. 

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