US top official visits Syria; holds talks with Foreign Minister
Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Farouk al-Shara received in Damascus Monday the US Deputy Under Secretary of State for Near East Affairs, David Satterfield.
During the meeting, talks focused on latest developments in the region, notably in the Palestinian territories and the Israeli crimes against civilians.
According to SANA, the talks also tackled the threats to strike Iraq, where al-Shara stressed the importance of solving this issue through the United Nations and by peaceful means.
Following his meeting with al-Shara, Satterfield told reporters that his talks with al-Shara focused on bilateral matters, the regional situation and issues of joint concern. Moreover, Satterfield emphasized the US commitment to achieve just and comprehensive peace due to UN resolutions 242 and 338, the Madrid reference, the land for peace principle, and the Arab initiative that was issued at the Beirut Arab Summit.
He also said that the aim of his visit to Syria is to review Syrian-American relations, terming his talks with al-Shara as useful and fruitful, as have always been, SANA concluded. (Albawaba.com)