Lavrov to Mikdad: Israeli aggression is a violation of international law

Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikdad, discussed with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, bilateral relations between the two countries and international and regional developments related to the Russian special military operation in Ukraine.

Minister Mikdad, during a telephone call, affirmed the Syrian Arab Republic’s support for the stance of the Russian Federation in the face of Western policies that depend on misinformation and double standards, adding that Syria has decided long time ago to confront Western policies and their non-stop attempts to dominate the world and exploit it to serve their open goals and objectives.

For his part, Minister Lavrov stressed that the Western policies aim at fabricating lies and crises, adding that Russia defends the principle of respecting the sovereignty of states, the Charter of the United Nations and the international law.

Minister Lavrov affirmed that the continuation of the Israeli bombing of sites in Syria, the latest of which was on targets in the vicinity of Damascus, is a violation of international law and is an unacceptable by Russia.

The two ministers also discussed aspects related to boosting bilateral relations between Syria and Russia at the political and economic levels, and the implementation of all agreements reached in the field of economic cooperation.

They agreed to continue consultation and coordination on various developments.

Fedaa al-Rhayiah/MHD Ibrahim/Mazen Eyon

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