President al-Assad receives letter from Sarkozy on bilateral relations, and Syrian-Israeli talks
President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received a letter from French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, prospects of developing them and the importance of continuing coordination and consultation between Syria and France, Syrian news agency SANA reported.
The letter was handed by the French Presidential Envoy for the Middle East peace process Jean Claude Cousseran during his meeting with President al-Assad.
President al-Assad explained to Cousseran Syria's vision of the topic of peace, affirming Syria's permanent seek to achieve the just and comprehensive peace based on international legitimacy resolutions.
President al-Assad also stressed the importance of coordination with Turkey in this regard in order to build on what has been reached regarding the indirect Turkey-mediated negotiations.
President al-Assad expressed his appreciation of the efforts made by France and President Sarkozy in this regard and the hope to see real developments in the peace process despite the fact that Israeli policies don't show that.
Talks also touched upon the excellent growing relations between Syria and France which contribute in achieving security and stability in the region.
Cousseran, in turn, expressed his country's desire for more cooperation with Syria due to its key role in any settlement process and its important role in finding appropriate solutions to the existing issues in the region, affirming that France is determined to contribute in realizing peace.
Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, Presidential Political and Media Advisor Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban and the French Ambassador in Damascus attended the meeting.