Syria, Iran lift visa requirements

Ahmadinejad arrived Thursday morning for talks with al-Assad and to attend a religious ceremony to mark the Prophet Mohammed's birthday.

Syria, Iran lift visa requirements

Syria and Iran Thursday signed an agreement waiving visa requirements for their nationals as the two countries' presidents met in Damascus to reaffirm their 'deeply rooted' ties.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said relations between his country and Iran were 'deeply rooted' after meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Al-Assad said he hoped the visa-waiver agreement would lead to deeper relations between the Iranian and Syrian peoples.

'Bilateral relations cannot remain confined to the political domain for decades. This agreement will lead to more communication ... between the two countries,' al-Assad said.

The agreement was signed by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem and his Iranian counterpart, Manouchehr Mottaki, who accompanied Ahmadinejad on the visit.

Ahmadinejad arrived Thursday morning for talks with al-Assad and to attend a religious ceremony to mark the Prophet Mohammed's birthday.

'We meet today on this occasion to celebrate,' al-Assad said. 'We hope one day to celebrate our feasts and (our enemies') failure at the same time.'


Agencies

Last Mod: 26 Şubat 2010, 12:28
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