Damascus, SANA – Public Works and Housing Minister Hussein Arnous discussed on Wednesday with Ambassador of South Africa in Damascus, Shaun Byneveldt, the prospects of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of providing technical support and the engineering machinery for reconstruction projects.
In turn, Arnous pointed out that the options for cooperation between the two countries are diverse, whether with the companies of the public sector or the private sector, calling for studying the possibilities of providing technical and engineering support to Syria or providing a credit loan through which the ministry can secure the needs of construction companies of machinery and equipment.
For his part, Byneveldt referred to a possible visit of the South African Deputy Foreign Minister at the end of next April to Syria to discuss the draft agreements between the two sides and study the needs of the ministry and its affiliated bodies of engineering machinery as well as coordination between businessmen and large companies working in the field of building and reconstruction from South Africa and Syrian contractors and government companies operating in the same field.
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