In a telephone conversation on Monday evening, Raiesi congratulated Assad on his recent victory in Syria’s presidential election.
He also said Iran is determined to continue supporting Syria’s nation and government on the path towards security and progress.
The Iranian president-elect further said his incoming administration has plans for active and effective participation in Syria’s reconstruction.
Assad, for his part, congratulated Raeisi on his victory in Iran’s presidential election of June 18.
He wished Raeisi success in his efforts to steer Iran during his tenure as the chief executive “towards further progress,” and triumph in his efforts to help the country “continue the march of achievements in all domains,” the agency said.
The two affirmed strong interest and determination to continue boosting the bilateral ties in all fields and keep up the two sides’ “coordination and consultation regarding issues of mutual concern.”
Iran and Syria enjoy age-old fraternal relations and countless instances of commonality.
The Islamic Republic has displayed an unwavering commitment to helping Syria preserve its independence and territorial integrity. The commitment saw Tehran rushing to Damascus’ help in 2011, when the Arab country began being overwhelmed by foreign-backed militancy and terrorism.
That year, Iran began lending military advisory assistance to the Syrian army and its allies in the face of the plight.
The support sustained throughout Syria’s struggle against the Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh that launched a campaign of bloodshed and destruction against the Arab nation in 2014.
The assistance, together with Russia’s aerial support for the Syrian military’s advancements on the ground, defeated Daesh in late 2017.
Damascus has invariably expressed gratitude over the supportive stance towards Tehran, which has also pledged to help Syria rebuild itself from the damage that has been caused by the foreign-backed violence.