Assad, Russian defense minister discuss military cooperation

Syrian President Bashar al Assad met Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu on Tuesday and discussed military cooperation between Russian-Syrian forces.

Shoigu, who is visiting Syria at the head of a high-ranking military delegation, met Assad and briefed him on the Russian naval exercises in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, according to what was published by the official website of the Syrian presidency.

“Shoigu reiterated his country’s continuous cooperation with Syria in this field until the restoration of its sovereignty over its entire territory, despite the attempts of countries that support terrorist organizations to reactivate them after sustaining heavy losses,” the website said.

The website added that “Russia will continue to help the Syrian people overcome the effects of the sanctions and the unjust siege imposed on them.”

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