Assad: Iraq, Syria cooperation necessary to finalize war on terrorism

(VOVWORLD) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stressed on Sunday that developing relations with Iraq is necessary in a bid to finalize war on terrorism.

As he received Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh al-Fayyad, President Assad said developing bilateral relations in different domains serves the interests of the two brotherly peoples.

President Assad asserted that enhancing relations between the two countries serves the interest of the two brotherly peoples to complete the elimination of terrorism’s hotbeds on one hand and in a way that would serve their common interests and break different hurdles imposed between them on the other hand, SANA news agency reported.

For his part, Adviser al-Fayyad affirmed that Syria’s strength and victory over terrorism is a victory for Iraq also and vice versa, any military achievement by the Iraqi side comes in the interest of Syria’s stability. The meeting was attended by Syrian Ambassador to Iraq Sattam al-Dandah.