Jun 19, 2021, 6:19 PM
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Syrian President congratulates Iran's President-elect

Tehran, June 19, IRNA - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday congratulated President-elect Ebrahim Raisi on his victory in the 13th presidential election.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sent a message on Saturday congratulating President-elect Ebrahim Raisi for his victory in the 13th Iranian presidential election.

Felicitating the President-elect of Iran, Bashar al-Assad hoped for warm ties for Tehran and Damascus in the future.

In part of his message, the Syrian President expressed Syria's interest and enthusiasm for working with Iran to strengthen the process of bilateral relations based on decades of historical friendship, mutual understanding, and shared interests between the two states.

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli announced on Saturday that Raisi obtained 17,926,345 votes out of the total 28,933,004 ballots, being elected as the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran’s presidential election was held nationwide and in 133 countries on June 18. The election was due to end at 19:00 local time, but it was extended twice until 2:00 a.m. on June 19.

Some 500 international journalists from 226 foreign media covered the event in Iran.

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