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Syria’s Defense Minister in Tehran.. and an emphasis on conducting joint military maneuvers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Muhammad Bagheri, and the Syrian Minister of Defense, General Ali Mahmoud Abbas, confirmed the conduct of joint military maneuvers between the two countries, according to what was reported by the Iranian news agency “IRNA”.

On Monday, the Syrian Minister of Defense paid a visit to Tehran at the head of a Syrian military delegation, during which he held talks with the Iranian Chief of Staff.

And according to IRNA, the Iranian Chief of Staff stressed that “Syria, with its steadfastness, leadership, people and army, thwarted plots, defeated terrorism and preserved its independence and national sovereignty,” stressing the depth of relations between Tehran and Damascus.

He said, “It is a matter of our pride that we stood in this great epic side by side with the people, the government and the Syrian army,” according to what was reported by the “IRNA” agency.

Major General Bagheri pointed out, “to the importance of the visit of the Syrian Defense Minister to Tehran, in terms of strengthening coordination and bilateral consultation between the two countries,” and at the same time, “Iran’s continued support for Syria in various fields.”

According to “IRNA”, “General Abbas discussed with the Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, bilateral relations and ways to enhance joint cooperation, in the interest of the two countries and the two peoples.”

Major General Bagheri praised “Syria’s positions in support of the Palestinian cause, and that Syria was at the forefront of defending Palestine and the issues of the Islamic world,” he said.

For his part, the Syrian Minister of Defense stressed during the meeting that “the close cooperation between Damascus and Tehran had fruitful results in defeating terrorism and aggressive plans, and that the victory achieved over terrorism is a joint victory, during which Syrian and Iranian blood mixed on the land of Syria,” as he described it.

The Syrian Minister of Defense praised the support of the Islamic Republic of Iran for Syria in its war against terrorism, stressing the importance of continuing cooperation, consultation and joint coordination, according to the Iranian agency.

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