Syrian president receives message from Iraqi premier on bilateral relations

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh al-Fayad in Damascus

Damascus ( – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received on Saturday a message from Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on means of boosting bilateral relations in various fields.

The message, conveyed by Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh al-Fayad, focused on the developments of relations between the two countries and the necessity of continuing coordination between them at all levels, particularly in the field of combating terrorism along borders between the two states, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.

During the meeting, President Assad underlined that good relations with Iraq and the standing cooperation in the fight against terrorism have formed a powerful factor for both countries in their war against terrorism.

He further affirmed the importance of continuing this cooperation and coordination to completely eliminate the remnants of Islamic State terrorist cells, who are still active in some Syrian and Iraqi regions.

Al-Fayad, for his part, hailed the great success achieved by Iraqi and Syrian troops in the fight against terrorism, saying that such triumphs are good indications for the whole region.

The meeting also dealt with relations between the two brotherly countries and means of developing them in all domains to achieve the interest of the Syrian and Iraqi peoples.

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