"Earlier, we visited Russia and met with the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia — the largest trade union in Russia. We have sent an invitation [to visit Syria] to our Russian friends many times, but they still have not responded. We have met with the Russian side at international forums, and our positions constantly coincide. We support each other, but we hope for a deeper relationship", Qadiri said, adding that Syria hoped for Russian investment in the postwar reconstruction of the country.
Qadiri also stressed that Russia has invested in fertilizer production in Syria and added that the country had a great need for logistical assistance.
Russia and Turkey, alongside Iran, are guarantors of the ceasefire in Syria. Moscow has also been assisting Damascus by supporting the struggle against terrorist groups operating in the country and providing humanitarian aid to civilians.