Syria's Assad: Turkey's mediatory role still needed in region

Syria's president said on Wednesday that Turkey's active mediatory role was still needed in the region.

Syria's Assad: Turkey's mediatory role still needed in region

Syria's president said on Wednesday that Turkey's active mediatory role was still needed in the region.

Speaking at a fast-breaking dinner held in his honor in Istanbul, Syrian President Bashar al-Asad said that there had been a remarkable improvement in relations between Turkey and Syria recently.

"We need to improve the relations without making any racial or religious discrimination and within the context of the region's integrity. As Turkey and Syria, we have taken the first step with this objective," al-Asad said.

Praising Turkey's sensitivity towards the problems of the Arab world, al-Asad said Turkey displayed remarkable efforts in the indirect talks between Syria and Israel.

Syrian president also said that they expected Israel to return to peace talks.

"We would like to emphasize that we still need Turkey's active mediatory role in the region. Turkey has a reliable role, which is of great importance for peace talks," al-Asad said.

AA
Last Mod: 17 Eylül 2009, 13:03
Add Comment