Moscow, SANA – Interior Minister Mohammad al-Shaar and his Russian counterpart General Vladimir Kolokoltsev signed on Monday a cooperation agreement on countering dangerous crimes, including terrorism.
General Kolokoltsev told SANA that the Russian-Syrian relations are developing on steady paces, adding that the agreement provides a new legal springboard to further bolster these relations.
For his part, al-Shaar highly appreciated the Russian-Syrian relations in all fields, adding that the agreement sets new mechanisms to counter and eliminate terrorism.
He highlighted that cooperation on counter- terrorism and extremism is a top priority for the two ministries.
In this regard, al-Shaar discussed during a meeting with his Russian counterpart bilateral relations in the field of security.
The Minister conveyed President Bashar al-Assad’s greetings to President Vladimir Putin, affirming that the Syrian people thank Russia for its support to the country during the crisis.
Earlier, al-Shaar, heading a Syrian delegation, visited the Russian Ministry of Interior Affairs and inspected its work and structure.