Syrian Foreign Ministry official arrives in Tehran for talks

2013-01-05 15:10:37 GMT2013-01-05 23:10:37(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

TEHRAN, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mikdad arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran on Saturday for talks, semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

During his one-day trip, al-Mikdad will hold talks with Iranian officials on bilateral relations as well as the latest developments in Syria, according to the report.

Iran is the major regional ally of the Syrian government in its conflict with armed opposition groups.

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