Today, on June 14, the delegation of the Donetsk People's Republic met with the Deputy General Secretary of the Baath Party Hilal al-Hilal. The delegation included Minister of Foreign Affairs Natalia Nikonorova, Minister of Culture Mikhail Zheltiakov, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Peresada, First Deputy Head of the Administration of the Donetsk People's Republic Head Gennady Lebed, Deputy Chairman of the People's Council Sergey Prokopenko, Deputy of the People's Council Valery Skorokhodov.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Russian Federation led by Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Dmitry Sablin.
Parties noted good progress in the implementation of the Agreement on Interaction and Cooperation signed in December 2021 between the public movement Donetsk Republic and the Baath Party, and also discussed a wide range of options for deepening cooperation between Republics - in particular, economic.
The DPR Foreign Minister especially emphasized the fully operational port in Mariupol and drew attention to the prospects for trade cooperation with Syria by sea. Within the framework of the Agreement signed on December 19, 2021 between the main political forces of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Syrian Arab Republic, parties secured a trusting partnership, as well as a readiness to develop cooperation in a number of areas: information, economic, cultural, educational, humanitarian and other areas of mutual interest.