INA - DAMASCUS
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad praised the victories of the Iraqi Army in counter-terrorism.
This came during his meeting with an Iraqi and Iranian joint military delegations included the
Chief of Iraqi Army General Othman al-Ghanimi.
During the meeting, the development of the current situation in Syria have been discussed in addition to the means of making a three-countries coordination in terms of counter-terrorism on land.
"The relations between Iraq, Syria and Iran is strong and have been developed during the time of War where the blood and sacrifices have been merged to fight terrorism," said al-Assad.
General Othman al-Ghanimi also asserted that Syria is the depth of Iraq and vise versa, and the border crossing between the two countries haven't been and never will be an obstacle between the brotherly relations between the two that have mutual history geographically, habitually and destiny.
According to SANA Syrian News Agency, Al-Ghanimi asserted the importance of the Iraqi forces in terms of counter-terrorism in the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing ports and in direct cooperation with Syrian forces.
Saleh Abdullah, Minister of Industry and Minerals, opened a factory of asphalt coatings in Anbar province, which is considred the first industrial project there after liberating the province, INA's correspondent said.