The Syrian leader stressed that Western countries failed to achieve their goals in these countries, and therefore they had to resort to economic wars.

“Therefore, joining forces between these countries is important in order to counter these wars, in addition to establishing a network of economic relations with countries that have the same principles and values.

Then the West will be isolated,” Assad was quoted as saying by SANA.

He also noted that the West needs wars to maintain its hegemony.

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said earlier that isolation is the "worst policy", it is necessary to maintain a channel for dialogue.