Aleppo, SANA – The Syrian-Armenian Business Council’s General Board held a meeting for the first time since several years of terrorist war on Syria.
Head of the Syrian-Armenian Business Council, Leon Zaki, highlighted the situation of economy in Armenia and its trade relations with Syria, pointing out to the facilitations and other procedures to further enhance trade exchange and cooperation agreements on investment protection and avoidance of double taxation.
Zaki reviewed the outcomes of the visit of Armenian economic delegation to Syria in October which constituted a turning point in Syrian-Armenian relations and contributed to enlisting Armenia as a partner in the reconstruction stage to rebuild terror-affected areas, highlighting exerted efforts to organize a permanent exhibition for Syrian products in Yerevan.
For his part, Aleppo Governor, Hussein Diab, hailed the Syrian-Armenian relations which are based on solid foundation of cooperation, calling for further bolstering economic relations and expanding them.
He stressed the need to activate the role of the Syrian-Armenian Business Council and encourage creative thoughts to revive bilateral relations.
A preview on the Council’s objectives and activities since its launching in 2009 and efforts exerted to enhance cooperation between the two countries was presented.
The participants stressed the importance of organizing joint activities, exchanging visits and increasing volume of trade exchange between Syria and Armenia.