DAMASCUS (AFP) - Syria favours a peace deal with Israel based on implementation of UN resolutions, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday at a meeting in Damascus with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana. Syria is working for a fair and global peace based on UN Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, Assad was quoted as saying by SANA state news agency. Those resolutions call for Israel to withdraw from territory it occupied in 1967, including the Golan Heights, the West Bank and east Jerusalem, in exchange for Middle East peace. Assad and Solana discussed ways of reviving the peace process in the region, SANA reported. The EU foreign policy supremo arrived in Damascus on Sunday as part of a four-day Middle East trip amid renewed international efforts to resume peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Speaking in a press conference with Solana, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem stressed that the Palestinian dossier takes precedence, whether it is freezing settlements, lifting the blockade on Gaza or making east Jerusalem Jewish. Solana next heads to Israel for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leading members of his government, before going to Ramallah to see Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. On Tuesday he will be in Lebanon and will round off the trip in Egypt on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday called for stability in neighbouring Iraq, days after Baghdad alleged that Damascus is sheltering suspects linked to a massive bombing. Assad spoke of the need to reach national reconciliation in Iraq in order to achieve stability and security there, during talks with visiting EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, state-run SANA news agency reported. Stability and unity in Iraq are in Syrias own interests, Assad was quoted as saying. Relations between Iraq and Syria deteriorated after Baghdad said Damascus was sheltering the masterminds of one of two devastating truck bombings targeting government ministries in the Iraqi capital on August 19 that together killed 95 people and wounded 600. Iraq demanded that Syria hand over the suspects but Damascus said it wanted evidence from Baghdad on the authors of the (finance ministry) attack. Ties between the neighbours effectively collapsed on Tuesday when they angrily withdrew their respective envoys. Our relations with Syria have reached a crossroads of whether they choose to have good relations with Iraq, or whether they choose to protect persons who attack Iraq, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said on Thursday. He told AFP in Baghdad that Iraq presented Syria on several occasions with a list of people it says have plotted attacks in Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki asked the Syrian authorities again to make good on the list during a visit to Damascus a day before the devastating attacks, but was rebuffed, Dabbagh said. Turkey has now stepped in to try to resolve differences between Syria and Iraq. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will visit Baghdad and Damascus on Monday and meet with Assad and Maliki, his office said. Solana arrived Sunday in Syria on the first leg of a four-day regional tour amid renewed international efforts to resume peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.