Trilateral Cooperation on Syria

Trilateral Cooperation on Syria
Trilateral Cooperation on Syria

The deputy foreign minister said Iran is pursuing cooperation with China and Russia on Syria.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Meng Jianzhu, a member of China’s Communist Party, and Assistant Chinese Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang in Tehran on Monday, in which they discussed the latest regional developments.

Amir-Abdollahian said, “The cooperation between Tehran, Beijing and Moscow on Syria is seriously going on,” IRNA reported.     

The foreign ministry official described regional issues, including the battle against terrorism and extremism, as good areas for mutual cooperation between the two countries.     

Touching on the shared policy of Tehran, Beijing and Moscow vis-à-vis the Syrian crisis, he said, “Through joint efforts, we will not allow Syria to turn into another Libya.”   

He stated, “Along with the battle against terrorism, we should answer the Syrian president’s call for help in the reconstruction of his country.”

Amir-Abdollahian described the policy of the three countries toward Syria as successful and stressed the necessity to continue and boost cooperation to help resolve the Syrian issue.

The diplomat praised the Chinese government for the constructive efforts it has made with regard to Iran’s nuclear issue.

Referring to Iran’s influential role in regional developments and also the good cooperation between Tehran and Beijing on regional issues, the deputy foreign minister proposed that a mechanism be developed to hold regular bilateral negotiations in this relation.  

Zheng, for his part, pointed to close coordination between Beijing and Moscow on Syria and said his country plans to contribute to the reconstruction of the crisis-hit Arab countries of Iraq and Syria.         

He also said Beijing and Moscow have adopted a helpful stance on Iran’s right to access nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, adding China is cooperating with Russia to help Iran and the major powers reach a comprehensive agreement to settle the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear work.