MINSK, 22 July (BelTA) – The Syrian people are grateful to Belarus for the support in the protection of Syria's independence, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Syria Walid Al Muallem said as he met with Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei in Minsk on 22 July, BelTA has learned.
“I thank you very much for the invitation to visit your beautiful country and Minsk,” the Syrian guest said.
Walid Al Muallem emphasized the importance of today's meeting with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko, during which the parties discussed further development of Belarus-Syria cooperation.
He expressed special words of gratitude to the Belarusian authorities for the support of the Syrian nation in the protection of its sovereignty and independence.
“We seek to restore the pre-crisis level of economic development in Syria as soon as possible. This is of great importance for us,” Walid Al Muallem said.More about Politics