DAMASCUS, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday highlighted the need to enhance the economic cooperation with Russia, state news agency SANA reported.
Assad made the remarks during his meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov in the capital Damascus, where they discussed the economic cooperation between the two countries and ways to overcome the outstanding obstacles.
The Syrian president and his Russian guest expressed relief that Syria’s cooperation with Russia is steadily moving forward to reach the level of the strategic relations, particularly in the military and political fields.
During the ongoing Syrian war, Russia has emerged as a key international ally to the government of Assad. Enditem