President alAssad to French delegation: Fighting terrorism demands real political will and cooperation

Wed 25 Feb 2015 at 21:48 Regional
NNA - President Bashar al-Assad stressed that fighting terrorism demands a real political will and a conviction that the outcome will be in the interest of all inasmuch as the dangers jeopardize everyone.

"If this issue could be tackled based on that principle, surely we will have tangible positive results more quickly," added the President, speaking during a meeting with a French delegation headed by Senate member, Head of the Senate’s
French-Syrian Friendship Committee Jean-Pierre Vial.

Based on that logic, he said, Syria has always encouraged cooperation among countries considering that such cooperation is the most effective way to hold back terrorism and eventually eliminate it.

The President made it clear that Syria has always been and still is with developing and boosting relations with other countries on the basis of respecting sovereignty, non-interference in internal affairs and maintaining common interests.

He stressed the significant role which parliamentarians could play in rationalizing the government policies in a way that allows realizing the peoples’ interests.

Talks during the meeting, which were marked by frankness and openness, touched upon the Syrian-French relations and the developments and challenges facing the Arab and European regions especially with regard to terrorism.

The President’s view on developing relations was echoed by the French delegation members who voiced their belief in the necessity of joint work in the various fields to the best interest of the people of Syria and France.--SANA


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