MOSCOW, March 30. /TASS/. Damascus is interested in enhancing cooperation with the republics of Donbass and has been studying the issue of their official recognition, Syrian Ambassador to Moscow Riad Haddad told TASS.
"Syria cooperates with the two republics for the benefit of the peoples and is willing to enhance this cooperation if it meets the common interests, and the official recognition remains an issue requiring further examination and coordination between the two sides," Haddad noted.
According to him, at the end of last year, during a visit of the Russian parliamentary delegation to Damascus, which also included the DPR representatives, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced his readiness to recognize the republic of Donbass, "and it was agreed to start establishing relations with it."