Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stressed on Sunday that eradicating terrorism in Syria would be one of the ways to politically solve the current crisis in the war-torn country.
Assad’s remarks came as he received a Russian delegation of parliamentarians and social figures Headed by Sergei Gavrilov, Chairman of the State Duma’s Committee on Property Affairs,Official news agency, SANA, reported.
“Eradicating terrorist organizations would lead to the political solution that we, in Syria and Russia, seek in a way that satisfies the Syrian people and protects Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,” the Syrian leader said.
During the meeting, Assad expressed appreciation over the Russian stances in support of the Syrian people, which have recently manifested through the air force aid to the Syrian Armed Forces in its war against terrorism.
Meanwhile, Assad said that the Russian stance represents “writing a new history because this war will determine the future of the region and the world”, as beating terrorism will not only protect Syria but also all other world countries, SANA reported.
The agency noted that the meeting focused on the deeply-rooted historical relations between the Syrian and Russian peoples and the importance of consolidating these relations, particularly in the field of counterterrorism and in providing humanitarian aid, in addition to other spheres, on top of which, the economic domain.”
For their part, of the delegation stressed that the Russian people support the efforts exerted by President al-Assad in counterterrorism, which sets the foundations for bringing back peace and stability to Syria, as they would form a new world system based on a just ground.