Syrian Defense Minister Hassan Turkmani said here Tuesday that the power of Iran is considered the power of Damascus.
Making the remark in a meeting with Iran's new Ambassador to Syria Ahmad Mousavi, Turkmani added that the two countries have strategic relations, and that their senior officials are determined to bolster ties in different parts including defense cooperation.
According to Iran's embassy in Syria, Turkmani expressed his country's readiness to cooperate with Iran in all arenas.
Mousavi, for his part, underlined the importance of bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries.
He further said that presidents of both nations are determined to follow up the best mutual ties in various sectors.
The ambassador noted that Iran will always serve to strengthen friendly bilateral relations and materialize the wishes of the Islamic world.
Brigadier General Ali-Asghar Gorgizadeh, military attache of Iran's embassy in Syria, was also present in the meeting.
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