Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad Hails Russia Support in Fight against Terrorism
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hailed Russia's stance on the crisis in the Arab country, saying Moscow's support for Damascus in different fields, including the war against the terrorism has helped alleviate the suffering of the nation.
The Syrian president also said his government guarantees that Damascus will create the most favorable conditions for Russian projects in Syria, Russia's Channel One reported.
Assad held a meeting with the Russian delegation that included Russian deputy prime, foreign, defense, economic development, energy and agriculture ministers.
The head of Russian delegation, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin also said it was agreed that the Syrian government would pay very close attention to each Russian company in Syria.
"The largest projects in energy and transport were presented to President Assad today. He personally guaranteed the most favorable conditions," Rogozin said.
According to the Syrian presidential office, the sides discussed coordination of the two countries in the fight against terrorism, trade and economic cooperation during the meeting, as well as "close historic ties linking Russia and Syria."
Assad's office said Moscow and Damascus agreed to intensify cooperation in trade, oil and gas spheres.
The Syrian president noted that Russian policy on the international arena and in fighting terrorism confirmed that Russia was a powerful state, respecting international law, sovereignty and the right to self-determination, according to Assad's office.
Rogozin stressed that Russia's assistance for Syria primarily aimed at supporting the state in the fight against terrorists, committing violent crimes against Syrian people, the presidential office added, FNA reported.
Source: Al Alam