"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)

Lübnan Marunîleri / Yasin Atlıoğlu


Sunday, January 15, 2023

Mikdad, Abdollahian affirm necessity of developing strategic bilateral relations - SANA

Damascus, SANA- Syrian-Iranian relations are strategic, and they will be crowned during the next few days and weeks with aspects that show their depth and the belief of the two countries in the necessity of developing them in various fields, in a way that serves the interest of the two friendly peoples, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said.

Mikdad’s remarks came during a press conference held Saturday with his Iranian counterpart, Hussein Amir Abdollahian, after their talks at the building of the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry.

“This visit comes in light of new developments in the region, where the two countries face constant challenges from Western countries, on top of which is the United States and the Zionist racist entity and their agents who do not want the Syrian people to go through a comfortable phase,” Minister Mikdad said.

Mikdad thanked Iran for developing its relations with Syria in various political and economic fields, affirming that the relations between the two countries are strategic.

Mikdad added “We meet in order to strengthen bilateral relations and remove any obstacles facing the public and private sectors in the two brotherly countries, with the aim of laying a permanent and continuous path for the development of economic relations.”

In response to a question about the possibility of holding a meeting between the Syrian and Turkish leaderships, Mikdad said: “I confirm that the relations between Syria and Turkey before 2011 were normal relations based on good-neighborly policies and concern for the common interests of the two countries, and we, in all our movements since that date until this moment, strive and make every possible effort to end terrorism, which disturbed the peace of these relations and stopped them, and led to the destruction of the infrastructure and health and educational institutions in Syria.”