Cypriot and Syrian FM’s confirm close relations and condemn Turkish occupation

Syrian Foreign Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad met with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides

Syrian Foreign Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad met with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides as the two ministers affirmed their rejection of breaches against the sovereignty of the two countries and their territorial integrity.

They highlighted the historic and geographical ties binding the friendly peoples of the two countries, SANA reported.

The meeting also discussed means to enhance diplomatic communication and dialogue between the two countries in a way that would serve their common interests.

Mikdad referred to Turkey’s continued occupation of northern areas of his country and its support for terrorist groups.

He also reviewed the disastrous effects U.S.-led sanctions have had on ordinary people.

From the Syrian side, the meeting was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations Bassam Sabbagh, Director of the Private Office Department, Dr. Abdullah Hallaq and Ehab Hamed from the Office of the Foreign and Expatriates Minister.

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