Mikdad discusses with Mackie bilateral relations in light of common challenges

Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Faysal Mikdad, discussed on Tuesday with Belarus Foreign Minister, Vladimir Mackie, bilateral relations between the two countries in light of the common challenges facing them and the need to redouble efforts to enhance these relations and promote them up to the level of both peoples’ aspirations.

“Syria stands by Belarus, as leadership, government and people and supports measures taken by President Alexander Lukashenko that would confront the attempts of foreign interference in its internal affairs, Mikdad said at a telephone call with Mackie.

He condemned unilateral coercive measures targeting Belarus, Syria and other countries, noting that these measures have become a firm policy for some western countries, trying to undermine the will of the people and impose their agendas on them.

“Syria thanks Belarus for the assistance it provides to the Syrian people,” Mikdad said.

For his part, Mackie stressed his country’s firm commitment to standing by Syria under the leadership of President Bashar Al-Assad in the face of the terrorist war imposed on the country and the attempts of external interference in its domestic affairs.

He affirmed Belarus commitment to respecting Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Mackie called for lifting coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people, noting to the importance of boosting cooperation between the two sides at international forums to confront Western attacks aimed at undermining their sovereignty.

The Minister expressed his country’s deep appreciation for Syria stance in support of Belarus against foreign interference attempts.

Bushra.D/ Manar.S/Mazen Eyon

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