Official: Iranian president to visit Syria

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi addresses lawmakers while defending his next year's budget bill at the parliament in Tehran, Iran, Jan 22, 2023. (PHOTO / AP)

TEHRAN – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will pay a visit to Syria, a senior Iranian official confirmed on Saturday.

During Raisi's visit to Syria, the Iran-led Resistance Front's victory against the United States in West Asia following a "tense period of geopolitical change" will be celebrated, tweeted Mohammad Jamshidi, deputy chief of staff for political affairs to the Iranian president.

According to an earlier report from the Syrian newspaper Al-Watan, Raisi will pay a two-day visit to Damascus on Wednesday. It is the first official visit to Syria by an Iranian president since 2010.

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Raisi is expected to hold talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on ways to strengthen bilateral strategic cooperation, particularly in the field of economy.