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Moallem: Syria, Iraq in One Trench against Terrorism

26 August 2016 15:26



Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, who is on a visit to Baghdad, stressed that his country  and Iraq are both in the one  trench facing same challenges.

Moallem met Iraqi President Fouad Masum, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Thursday.

The top Russian diplomat “conveyed President Bashar al-Assad’s compliments and best wishes to the Iraqi people and leadership to have victory in the war against terrorism,” SANA news agency reported.

He briefed Masum on the latest developments in Syria and the region, “affirming the Syrian people’s determination to continue struggle in the war against terrorism and in the face of conspiracy in which many countries participate like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and many others.”

He stressed that Syria and Iraq are in one trench where they face the same aggression and challenges, SANA added.

For his part, the Iraqi president said that the two countries have the same destiny, calling for cooperation between Baghdad and Damascus in order to achieve victory.

In his meeting with Abadi, Moallem discussed bilateral relations between the neighbors.

The two sides had identical viewpoints on the need for boosting them in all domains, including coordination of efforts to combat terrorism and enhance trade exchange between both states.

Meanwhile, the Syrian FM told Jaafari that the Iraqi army put its foot on the victory road and moved into attack to achieve victory against terrorism of ISIL, Nusra Front and other terrorist organizations,” referring to Takfiri groups.

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