The Iranian news agency (IRNA) reported that Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian left Tehran for Damascus today, Saturday, on a visit aimed at improving relations between Syria and Turkey, after meeting his Turkish counterpart in Ankara four days ago.

The agency quoted Abdullahian as saying that one of the objectives of his visit to Damascus is to seek progress in the path of stabilizing peace and security, by improving relations between Syria and Turkey, as two countries that have important relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Before leaving Tehran, Abdullahian added that the region is witnessing many developments that require constructive action to prevent the outbreak of new crises, noting that after his last visit to Turkey 4 days ago, it became necessary to visit Syria and complete the discussions.

The Iranian minister had visited Ankara and held talks with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, and expressed in a press conference his country's understanding of Turkey's security concerns in Syria.

Abdullahian discussed with Cavusoglu detailed issues about the security operation that Ankara intends to carry out, and stressed that Iran believes in the necessity of a rapid and permanent response to Turkey's concerns about its national security.