UNITED NATIONS, September 27 (Itar-Tass) — Syria hopes to maintain good relations with the Russian leadership, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Monday.
“We will continue maintaining relations with (Foreign Minister Sergei) Lavrov and the Russian leadership,” the foreign minister told Russian reporters. “And we will hope to strengthen relations with Russia,” he added.
“We expect support from the countries that are on our side,” the Syrian foreign minister noted. “The world is not only the European Union and the United States,” he said.
“We are strengthening relations with those countries that are well disposed towards us and we move at an intensive rate towards implementing a reform. Russia’s position is strong and induces us to act,” he pledged.