05-08-2021 08:41 AM Jerusalem Timing

Assad Underlines Importance of Combating Terrorism

Assad Underlines Importance of Combating Terrorism

The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad underscored on Wednesday, during his meeting with the Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian in Damascus, the importance of combating terrorism effectively

Assad-NalbandianThe Syrian president Bashar al-Assad underscored on Wednesday, during his meeting with the Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian in Damascus, the importance of combating terrorism effectively instead of just announcing intention to fight terrorism while supporting it covertly.

Assad and Nalbandian stressed the importance of the deep-rooted historical relations between Syria and Armenia which are based on a mutual cultural and civilized heritage, with the two sides asserting the need to enhance these relations continuously to realize the interests of the two countries and the region.

President al-Assad lauded Armenia’s position regarding the crisis in Syria, saying that Armenia can play a vital role at this critical juncture in the region by relaying to Western countries the truth about what is happening in the Middle East in terms of the spread of Takfiri terrorist forces which are receiving military, financial, and intellectual support from Western sides and regional sides subservient to them.

The two sides were also in agreement regarding the dangerous role played by Turkish leaderships currently, a role which brought back the suffering that the region’s people experienced during the reign of the Ottoman Empire in the past.

They stressed the need for the international community to act to coerce Turkey to cease its destructive actions, as these actions not only affect the Syrian people, but will have a negative impact on all the people of the region, including the Turkish people themselves.