Alexander Lavrentiev, the Russian President special envoy for Syria, met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Monday.

Iran PressMiddle East: During the meeting, Alexander Lavrentiev and Bashar al-Assad discussed joint efforts and the process of bilateral cooperation between Syria and Russia in connection with the return of Syrian refugees.

According to SANA, The two sides showed satisfaction over the progress being made in this domain due to the joint efforts, referring to the joint meeting to follow up the works of the international conference on the return of Syrian refugees and displaced being held in Damascus.

Bashar al-Assad noted in this meeting, Syria is constantly striving to return these displaced people to their villages and towns by rebuilding the infrastructure

President al-Assad affirmed that Syria continuously works for the return of refugees, whether through rehabilitating the infrastructure sabotaged by terrorism and restoring security and stability to the regions which were liberated or through speeding up the reconciliation processes in a way that guarantees a safe return for the Syrian refugees and displaced to their villages and towns.

The President thanked the Russian leadership for the medical and humanitarian assistance and the doses of coronavirus vaccines offered to Syria, hailing at the same time the large assistance presented by Russia to the Syrian people in all domains, including the efforts exerted to help the Syrian refugees return to their Homeland. 

Lavrentiev, for his part, expressed confidence that the Syrian and Russian sides will realize tangible results in that frame in light of the effective procedures and steps taken by the Syrian government to have appropriate conditions and ground for the return of refugees.

He referred to his country’s continued cooperation with Syria to overcome difficulties and obstacles that may hinder that process.

With the success of the Syrian army in defeating the terrorists and establishing security in the country, the Syrian refugees are returning to their homes.

The crisis in Syria began in 2011 with a massive offensive by terrorist groups backed by Saudi Arabia, the United States and their allies to shift the regional equation in favor of the Zionist regime. 219