Iran’s Parliamentary Delegation Heads for Syria
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Several members of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission traveled to Syria in a bid to boost parliamentary relations between the two countries.
The delegation, headed by Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mojtaba Zonnour, left Tehran for Damascus at the official invitation of his Syrian counterpart.
The Iranian lawmakers plan to meet with Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh and Prime Minister Imad Khamis and some other high-ranking officials of the Arab country.
Since the outbreak of war and foreign militancy in Syria in 2011, Iran has stood by the Syrian government and supported its people against terrorist groups, including Daesh (ISIS or ISIL).
In recent months, the Syrian army has managed to liberate many of the areas occupied by terrorists and has begun the reconstruction process.
Back in January, Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri traveled to Syria with a 40-strong political and business delegation, during which the two sides inked 11 agreements.
In December 2018, Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Adnan Mahmoud said his country gives priority to Iran for carrying out projects in the reconstruction process of Syria after years of war.
In September 2017, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York that Iran would assist the Syrian nation in reconstructing their country after the war, in the same way that it contributed to the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Arab state amid the crisis.