Assad hails Russia's role in fighting terrorism in Syria
President Bashar al Assad hailed the role played by Russia in fighting terrorism in Syria.
He made the remarks in a cable to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Assad said Syria will remain committed to its ties with Russia because this relationship is based on mutual respect and confidence.
He added that the Syrian people highly appreciate Russia's contribution to fighting terrorism on the Syrian lands.
Meanwhile, the Russian president stressed his country's support for fighting terrorism and the reconstruction of Syria.
He underlined that his country will continue helping Syria to protect its sovereignty, ensure security and rebuild the country.