Alwaght- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic is ready to help Syria with its reconstruction plans and restore stability to the war-ravaged country.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran, just like in the past, will stand by the Syrian nation and government," Rouhani said in a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Tehran on Monday.
He added that Tehran will also help Damascus with the repatriation of Syrian refugees to their homeland.
Pointing to "highly valuable and important" achievements gained by the Syrian government and army in their battle against terrorists, Rouhani said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stood by the Syrian nation and government in the fight against terrorism in Syria and has spared no efforts in this regard."
He emphasized that multilateral cooperation among regional countries has led to the promotion of security across the region.
The Iranian president also noted that during a recent meeting in Russia’s resort city of Sochi, Iran, Russia and Turkey stressed the importance of protecting Syria's territorial integrity and condemned the continued presence of US and foreign forces in the Arab country without Damascus’ permission.
Assad, for his part, said the Syrian government and nation are always thankful for Iran's support for Damascus in the campaign against terrorists while lauding Tehran's efforts to restore security to Syria and the entire Middle East region.
The Syrian president added that Iran and Syria enjoy close cooperation at regional and international levels, particularly at the United Nations.
He emphasized that the political process in Syria should safeguard the Arab country's territorial integrity and independence and respect the demands of the nation.