Syrian President Bashar al-Assad conveyed his gratitude to Russian President Vladimir Putin for his assistance in fighting terrorism, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, who is on a visit to Moscow, stated during the talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.

 

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“President Assad has instructed me to convey gratitude on behalf of the Syrian people and government to you and President Putin for your effective assistance in the fight against terrorism,” Muallem said.

 

“We seek to free our land from terrorists so we highly appreciate Russian and Iranian efforts aimed at achieving this goal,” Syrian top diplomat said. “Our countries have common goals that is why we continue to coordinate our actions almost on a daily basis.”

 

Muallem also thanked Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu for providing the opportunity to develop bilateral relations “in the context of the campaign to pursue terrorists that we have been carrying out.”