Iran, Syria FMs discuss bilateral ties on phone
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian in a phone talk with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mikdad traded views on issues of mutual interest and some developments.

Amirabdollahian and his Syrian counterpart held a telephone conversation on Thursday evening, April 21.

Expressing satisfaction with the continuation of cooperation at various levels and the special efforts of the two states on the development of relations, Amirabdollahian welcomed the holding of the joint high commission with the aim of speeding up economic relations, especially in the private sector, IRNA reported.

While strongly condemning the Zionist regime's military forces’ raid on Al Aqsa Mosque, he noted that everyday they witness the crimes of Zionists in al-Aqsa Mosque.

Amirabdollahian expressed hope that on the threshold of World Quds Day, a strong message would be expressed by the governments, parliaments of the Muslim world, and Muslim nations in defense of Palestine and Holy Quds plus condemnation of Zionist aggression.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Amirabdollahian stated that the exchange of messages between Iran and the US through the European Union is ongoing and the Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly emphasized that it is neither paying attention to the excessive demands nor willing to back down from its red lines.

He added that the path to diplomacy works well and they have not moved away from reaching a good and lasting agreement.

Faisal Mikdad, for his part, voiced satisfaction with the excellent bilateral relationship and expressed Damascus' readiness to hold a joint high commissioner for the development of cooperation as quickly as possible.

While strongly condemning the Zionist atrocities and its military forces’ raid against Al Aqsa Mosque, he thanked the role and principled stance of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran in support of the Palestinian Resistance.

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