President Bashar al-Assad received on Saturday a message from Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi conveyed by Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh al-Fayad.
The message concentrated on boosting relations between the two countries and the necessity of continuing coordination between them on all levels, particularly concerning combating terrorism.
During the meeting, al-Assad underlined that good relations and cooperation between Damascus and Baghdad have formed a powerful factor for both countries in their war against terrorism.
The Syrian leader affirmed the importance of continuing the coordination until eliminating the remaining of terrorist cells in some Syrian and Iraqi regions.
Viewpoints were also exchanged about the latest developments on the regional and international arenas, SANA news agency reported.
“The positive events witnessed in the region, particularly regarding restoring security and stability in the majority of Syrian and Iraqi cities affirm that the will of people in the region in keeping sovereignty of their regions was more powerful than the external plots,” al-Assad said according to the Syrian agency.
Al-Fayad, for his part, said that the success of the Iraqi people in confronting terrorism and the victories achieved by Syria and “its capability to restore security and defeat terrorism in the majority of its territories, the latest of which was the entry of the Syrian army to Manbij, are all good indications for the whole region.”