MOSCOW, July 12. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said he is ready for joint work with new Syrian Premier Imad Khamis, the government press service reports.
"Russia and Syria have traditionally friendly, partnership relations," he said in his message of congratulations on Khamis’ appointment. "I am prepared for active joint work for the benefit of further development of bilateral cooperation in various areas."
The new Syrian government was formed on July 3 and now, after the oath of office, it should submit its program to Syria’s People’s Council (parliament). Khamis who earlier served as the Minister of Electricity was appointed Prime Minister on June 22.