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DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Faisal Al-Miqdad made a telephone call on Monday to his South African counterpart Dr. Naledi Pandor on the ways of enhancing cooperation between Syria and South Africa.

Al-Miqdad briefed Pandor on the challenges that face Syria, mainly, the ongoing war against terrorism, the illegal presence of US and Turkish forces in Syria and the negative impacts of the coercive economic measures being imposed by the United States and the European Union on the people of Syria.

He also talked about preparations for the upcoming presidential elections to be held by the end of this month,

For her part, Pandor asserted that her country supports Syria's Independence and sovereignty and it stands against the economic measures that are being imposed on Syria as they are being used as a political card to put pressure on developing countries.

She affirmed that the upcoming Syrian presidential elections will reflect the will and questions of the Syrian people.

The conversation in addition dealt with joint stances towards the Palestinian cause and the the support being offered by both Syria and South Africa to restore the Palestinian rights and to stop the building of settlements.