Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani confirmed on Monday, that “Iran is ready to provide the Syrian armed forces with the latest defensive weapons”.
Ashtiani said, during his meeting with his Syrian counterpart, General Ali Abbas, in Damascus, that “the time has come for reconstruction and prosperity in Syria in various fields,” referring to “the defense diplomacy efforts of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Moscow quadripartite meeting with the aim of achieving security stability”.
He stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to cooperate with the Syrian Arab Republic in building factories and launching production lines for strategic defense products, in order to enhance the security of the Syrian people and in order to establish multilateral defense infrastructures and strengthen the weapons base in Syria.
For his part, the Syrian Minister of Defense, General Ali Abbas, affirmed that Syria’s security and stability have been established with the support of the Iranian brothers and its true friends, saying, “Strengthening Syria’s defense base will make it more ready to fight terrorism as one of the axes of resistance”.
General Ali Abbas expressed his appreciation for the support provided by the Iranian Ministry of Defense in the field of defense diplomacy, adding that the enemies spare no effort to harm the fraternal and friendly relations between Syria and Iran.
The head of the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization, Mohammad Mohammadi Bakhsh, confirmed the increase in flights between Iran and Syria, noting that Tehran will rehabilitate and modernize Syrian airports, including Damascus airport.
In his statements, Muhammad Mohammadi Bakhsh touched on the recent visit of the Iranian Minister of Roads to Damascus, stressing that the visit took place in his capacity as the head of the Iranian side in the joint economic committee with Syria.
Iran also confirmed its readiness to help Syria building satellites for communication purposes, adding that they have all the capability to help Syrians build their own satellites.
Last Thursday, Syrian President Bashar al Assad and his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raisi, signed a memorandum of understanding for long-term comprehensive strategic cooperation between Damascus and Tehran, as well as minutes of a meeting for cooperation in the field of railways and civil aviation, as well as a memorandum of understanding related to the field of free zones between the two countries.
The visit of the Iranian president and his accompanying delegation to the Syrian capital, Damascus, is the first of its kind in 13 years, in response to an official invitation from his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al Assad.