A Press conference for al-Moallem and Lavrov was held in Damascus.
Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Walid Al-Muallem said that the Russian delegation held a fruitful meeting with president Bashar al-Assad that covered various domains of bilateral cooperation and the political situation in Syria and the region.
Al-Moallem added at a press conference with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that the future of relations with friends in Russia is promising and hopeful in regards to the economic and political situation in the country .
Borisov, for his part, said that Syria and Russia are linked by partnership relation in different domains and the two countries spare no effort to boost them.
Al-Moallem added that the next constitution is an affair of what would be reached by members of the committee of Discussing the Constitution, affirming that whether the constitution was a new one or an amendment, it will be put for a Popular referendum to have the widest representation.
He said “ our economic relations grow and develop in the interests of both Syrian and Russian peoples and we are optimistic that the general economic situation will be improved in the coming months.”
Al- Moallem stressed that the discussion on the constitution will continue until an understanding between members of committee of discussing the constitution is reached
and it has no relation with the presidential elections which will be run on time next year.
On his part, Lavrov affirmed that the current visit is dedicated to discuss the future prospects of developing the Russian –Syrian relations and discussing the situation in Syria , region and the world .
He added that Syria gained victory, by the support of Russia, in its war against the international terrorism and foreign forces that support them.
Lavrov said that the two sides discussed the priorities of bilateral economic and commercial cooperation within the joint committee between the two countries.
He added that some countries attempt to pass their schemes in Syria by targeting Syrian people with sanctions.
Lavrov went on to say “ we reaffirmed our commitment to sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, and our respect for the principle which affirm that the Syrians are the only ones to decide the future of their country.
Lavrov said that all documents issued by Astana track and bilateral agreements provide for the commitment of Turkey and Russia to the territorial integrity of Syria.