Tehran and Damascus signed an agreement to broaden defense cooperation during a visit by Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami who has emphasized Iran’s commitment to the Syria’s security, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“The document will define the areas of bilateral presence, participation, and cooperation in defense ties,” General Hatami said after signing the document with his Syrian counterpart General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub in Damascus.
The agreement was signed by General Hatami and General Ayyoub.
The defense agreement was signed after comprehensive rounds of negotiations between Iranian defense minister and Syrian officials, including Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
General Ayyoub, for his part, lauded the role of Iran in helping the Syrian government achieve remarkable victories against terrorists and their sponsors.
“We will materialize our national interests in the light of bilateral cooperation and we won’t allow any party or country to affect the stable and solid relations between the two countries,” the Syrian Defense Minister said.
General Hatami arrived in the Syrian capital on Sunday afternoon at the head of a senior military and defense delegation.