Mikdad, Slutsky discuss latest developments in Syria

Moscow, SANA- The latest developments in Syria and the developments on the regional and international arenas were the main points of discussion during a meeting held Sunday between Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Dr. Fayssal Mikdad and Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Leonid Slutsky.

During the meeting, Minister Mikdad affirmed that the relations with the Russian Federation are important and strategic for achieving the common goals with regard to consolidating peace and stability in the region and the world.

He stressed the importance of the role played by parliamentary diplomacy in strengthening the relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Mikdad also condemned the Western hysteria towards the Russian Federation which aims to maintain the West’s control and greed in managing world affairs, which would inflame and escalate tension on the international scene.

For his part, Slutsky renewed Russia’s support for Syria in various fields, especially in terms of strengthening stability, combating terrorism and preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic.

He highlighted the importance of strengthening cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Ayman Sousan, Assistant Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Dr. Riyad Haddad, Syria’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Dr. Louai Fallouh, Director of the Europe Department, Dr. Abdullah Hallaq, Director of the Foreign Minister’s Office, Ehab Hamed from the Office of the Foreign and Expatriates Minister, and Ahmed Qaddura, a diplomat at the Syrian Embassy in Moscow, and a number of the Russian State Duma deputies.

Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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