President al-Assad meets Iraqi National Security Advisor

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday met Faleh al-Fayyad, the National Security Advisor and Envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Discussions during the meeting asserted that the Syrians and the Iraqis are waging the same battle against terrorism and its supporters, and that they are determined to continue fighting terrorist organizations until both countries are free of terrorists.
Talks touched on the critical conditions in the region due to the escalation of terrorist war, particularly in Syria and Iraq, in addition to the importance of maintaining and expanding the standing cooperation and coordination between the two countries in confronting the Takfiri terrorist organizations which are committing atrocious crimes and shedding the blood of Syrians and Iraqis.
The two sides agreed that any progress or achievement in confronting terrorism in one country reflects positively on the other, as terrorism knows no homeland or religion, cannot be held by borders, targets everyone indiscriminately, and seeks to weaken and divide the region’s countries using ethnic and sectarian concepts that are alien to the history of the region and its people.
They also asserted that eliminating terrorism completely requires a group effort that is binding on the regional and international levels and is based on constructive cooperation and on respecting states’ sovereignty and the interests of their people.
The meeting was attended by the Syrian ambassador to Iraq Sattam Jada’an al-Dandal.
On March 24th, President al-Assad met Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Ja’afari where talks were focused on bilateral cooperation relations between the two countries, terrorist risks which both countries are facing, and the terrorist risks which threaten the region and the world.
Hazem Sabbagh/Barry