President al-Assad to Jordanian parliamentary delegation: Relations between countries must always be driven by peoples’ interests and aspirations

Damascus , SANA- President Bashar al-Assad received on Monday a Jordanian parliamentary delegation comprising a number of heads of committees at the Jordanian Parliament, headed by MP Abdul Karim Al Doghmi.

Discussions during the meeting dealt with the importance of activating bilateral relations between Syria and Jordan in all fields in a way that serves the interests of the two brotherly peoples.

The members of the delegation affirmed that the pulse of the Jordanian street has always been with the Syrian people in the face of the terrorist war against the, as Syria is the first line of defense for the entire Arab region and the victory in this war will be a victory for all the Arab countries in the face of Western projects aimed at destabilizing and fragmenting these countries in service of Israel’s security.

They said that the Syrian people have managed to foil the external conspiracies through their solidarity with their leadership and army in order to keep Syria the voice of the Arabs and the beating heart of Arabism.

President al-Assad said that the importance of the parliamentary delegations’ visits stems from the fact that they are the real reflection of the popular positions and the compass for the bilateral relations between countries, which must always be driven by the interests of the peoples and their aspirations.

President al-Assad referred to the great role of parliamentarians in educating the Arab people about the reality of the battle facing our Arab region, which is not related to Syria only. Rather, the president explained, it is a long battle whose essence is to strike the belonging of the Arab peoples so that all foreign projects become easy to implement.

President al-Assad affirmed that the adherence of the Syrian people and army to their national belonging has been one of the basic factors which contributed to their steadfastness despite all the attempts that targeted this belonging.

In the same context, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem met the Jordanian delegation, discussing the deep brotherly relations binding the Syrian–Jordanian peoples and the desire to enhance them at all levels, especially at the parliamentary level, in addition to developing bilateral cooperation between the two countries to serve the common interests of the two peoples.

The two sides affirmed the importance of re-opening Naseeb border crossing between Syria and Jordan in response to the two peoples’ desire and aspirations due to its positive impact on goods exchange and the movement of people, with the aim of strengthening popular and economic cooperation.

The two sides also discussed the latest political and field developments in Syria and the region which led to changes on the regional and international arenas.

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