Russia and China have expressed support for Syria at a time when U.S. President Joe Biden is overseeing policy shifts in Afghanistan and Iraq, two other countries where U.S. troops are deployed. Unlike Kabul and Baghdad, however, the Syrian government in Damascus has opposed U.S. military presence in the country, receiving assistance instead from Moscow and Beijing.
Russia reiterated its position Monday through a statement released by the joint Russia and Syrian interdepartmental headquarters for the return of refugees, a bilateral body that signed some 15 agreements during the latest trip by a delegation from Moscow to Damascus. The deals were said to be designed to improve the lives of Syrians and expedite reconstruction of damage incurred through a decade-long civil war, while the two parties blamed the West for impeding the country’s recovery and the return of the millions who fled.
Source : Newsweek