On Thursday, Chairman of the Iranian-Syrian Economic Relations Development Committee Rostam Qasemi met with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi in Damascus to discuss the implementation of joint projects in different economic, trade, energy and health sectors.
According to the Syrian news agency SANA, during the talks, Halqi hoped that Qasemi’s recent consultations with senior Syrian officials would help broaden Tehran-Damascus bonds.
Qasemi, for his part, reaffirmed the Islamic Republic of Iran’s support for the neighbor Arab country, saying that the Syrian nation will definitely emerge victorious from its battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants which have waged war in the country.
Iran will not hesitate to provide commercial or economic backing to the Syrian government and nation, Qasemi reiterated.
On January 5, the Iranian official also settled for talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian capital over the promotion of strategic relations between their countries.
Syria has been overwhelmed by a deadly civil war for nearly four years, which has been intensified by foreign intervention. ISIL terrorists through their harsh and irresponsible action have damaged Syria’s infrastructure.