Syria and North Korea's foreign ministers met in Damascus on Tuesday, officials said, and thanked each other for their support during years of international isolation.
North Korea's Ri Yong Ho thanked Walid al-Moualem for Syria's opposition to economic sanctions on Pyongyang, according to Syria's foreign ministry. Moualem said Syria was grateful for North Korea's support in international forums.
Syria, a signatory of the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has always denied that the site was a reactor or that Damascus engaged in nuclear cooperation with North Korea.
A Syrian parliamentary delegation visited North Korea in October.
(With inputs from agencies.)