Head of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati said on Tuesday that Iran and Syria enjoy brotherly, historical relations.
Velayati made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Syrian Interior Minister Major General Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Sha’ar.
“The relations between Iran, Iraq and Syria, with a long history of civilization, are exemplary,” he said, adding a major development in regional relations of the three countries will unfold next week”.
Al-Sha’ar, for his part, conveyed the warm greetings of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Iranian nation and officials.
“Iran has always stood by Syria,” he said, reiterating that Damascus and Tehran are fighting terrorism in the region.
Syrian interior minister arrived in Tehran on Sunday. He met with his Iranian counterpart Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli in Tehranon Monday.
During the meeting, the two ministers reviewed regional developments and explored ways of expanding mutual relations. They also focused on the need to fight terrorist groups.
They also signed an agreement on mutual cooperation in security and police areas.