President al-Assad receives Russian delegation

DAMASCUS, (ST)_President Bashar al-Assad received today a Russian delegation headed by Dmitry Sablin, Member of State Duma of Russia Federation. 

The President was briefed on the implementation of agreements discussed during the previous Russian delegations' visits and the ways of accelerating the implementation of these agreements for enhancing the joint relations between Syria and Russia in all fields.

Add to that, President al-Assad underlined the importance of developing bilateral cooperation for the common interest of the peoples of Syria and Russia and for cementing historic and strategic ties, which are based on firm principles. 

The Russian delegation congratulated President al-Assad and the Syrian people on their victories over terrorism. They also reiterated Russia's keenness on going ahead with supporting Syrian people with the aim of strengthening their ability to remain steadfast in confronting the ongoing attack on Syria.

The talks also dealt with the recent developments in Syria and in the region, according to the Syrian Presidency Facebook account.

Basma Qaddour