BFnews: President made the remarks on Saturday, in a special ceremony during which the country's highest Medal of Honor was granted to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Not only the Muslim World or Arabs, but also, the entire humanity are indebted to Syria, underlined the president. “Syria under the wise and courageous leadership of President al-Assad has stood shoulder to shoulder with Lebanon and Palestinian resistance movement to end occupation,” he said.
President Ahmadinejad said: “The government and people of Syria have stood for decades in the forefront of the resistance against the Zionist regime's unappeasable greed and aggressive policy and the global arrogance.
The name and character of President al-Assad represents a well-known and beloved individual for nations as well as countries in the region mainly the Lebanese people, he said.
The Syrian government and nation have stood against aggression of the Zionist regime in absence of which no country in the region was immune from occupation of the Zionists, he said.
President Ahmadinejad said that Syria has attained significant success and progress in various fields as agriculture, irrigation and water supply networks at the rural and urban areas, heath and medical treatment, science and education as well as industrial development.
Dr Ahmadinejad said: “The Iranian nation will always stand along with all righteous and justice-seeking nations in the world, the Syrians, Lebanese, and Palestinians in particular and in defending the oppressed across the globe.
President praised the current pace of the friendly, brotherly and revolutionary relations between Iran and Syria as an exemplary model for countries in the region as well as the entire globe.
Dr. Ahmadinejad further emphasized boosting of expansion of Tehran-Damascus relations in tourism, trade and investment arenas.
“We hope to witness promising cooperation in tourism, commerce and investments between the two countries in the near future,” said President Ahmadinejad.