A senior advisor to Iran’s foreign minister has called for the eradication of terrorism in Syria and the return of Syrian refugees to their homes.

Iran PressEurope: Iranian foreign minister’s senior advisor on special political affairs Ali Asghar Khaji has met with the Italian Special Envoy for Syria Stephen Ravanan on Tuesday, October 19 on the sidelines of the meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva. The two sides discussed the latest developments in Syria.

Khaji said the Syrian people are basically in need of humanitarian aid.

He further called for the return of refugees to their country and the eradication of terrorism in Syria, stressing that tranquility in Syria will lead to the stabilization of the region. Khaji said the continuation of US and European sanctions policies will not help resolve the Syrian crisis.

For his part, Ravanan stressed the importance of Iran’s regional role, especially in Syria.

He added that the Italian government is involved in the fight against terrorism, pursuing a political solution to the Syrian crisis and providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people through the European Union and the United Nations.

In the end, the two sides agreed to continue their consultations in the future on helping with the Syrian crisis.