Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed on Sunday the necessity of international support for Syria’s reconstruction, saying it is essential to help the country’s displaced people return to their homes.
Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks during a meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen in Tehran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
They also discussed the latest regional and international developments with regard to Syria, including the recent quadrilateral meeting in Moscow on working out a solution to the Syrian crisis.
Amir-Abdollahian pointed to the recent visit by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Damascus, saying the trip was an indication that Syria has reached a stage of lasting security.
The minister also expressed gratitude to Pedersen for his work to promote peace and stability in Syria, while Pedersen commended Iran for its counterterrorism efforts and contributions to Syria’s security and regional stability, according to the statement.
Raisi, the first Iranian president to visit Syria since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011, visited Damascus in early May and held extensive political and economic talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad.