A Russian parliamentary delegation led by Dmitry Sablin, deputy head of the Russia-Syria Friendship Group, met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday.

Iran PressMiddle East: During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways to strengthen parliamentary relations as well as open new horizons for bilateral cooperation.

The meeting also discussed joint efforts to establish effective cooperation between the Syrian provinces and the Russian regions and to expand cooperation between the two countries' educational institutions. 219