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Meetings of Syrian-Democratic Korean Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific, Technical and Commercial Cooperation Kick Off

Oct 30, 2012


PYONGYANG, (SANA) – Meetings of the Syrian-Democratic Korean Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific, Technical and Commercial Cooperation kicked off on Tuesday at Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The two sides voiced commitment to boosting bilateral relations in all fields, particularly, industry, agriculture, communications, culture, commerce, energy and media, stressing the need to maintain regular meetings of the Committee, particularly in light of the current situation in Syria and the conspiracy against it.

The two sides agreed to draft 10 memos of understanding and executive programs in the fields of media, free zones, communications, agriculture, industry, environment, and housing, in addition to an agricultural cooperation agreement.

They also called for increasing trade exchange in a balanced manner and exporting Syrian food, textile and chemical products to Korean markets.

The two sides discussed prospects of cooperation in scientific, agricultural and pharmaceutical research in addition to railroads, petroleum and energy, including the possibility of establishing an electrothermal power station with a capacity of 1000 megawatts in Syria that is powered by coal imported from the DPRK.

They also discussed boosting relations in the fields of media, radios, television and news agencies.

The two sides affirmed the depth of the relations between the two countries and their firm rejection of the foreign conspiracy targeting Syria and its people.

During a meeting with Syrian Culture Minister Dr. Lubana Mashouh, who heads the Syrian side of the Committee, DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun voiced confidence that Syria will be victorious over the conspiracy targeting its stances which reject western plots.

Among the Syrian delegation to the Committee's meetings are Assistant Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Ahmad Arnous, Assistant Head of the Planning and International Cooperation Commission, Rima al-Qadiri and experts and representatives of the ministries of Information, Industry, Agriculture and Communications.

H. Sabbagh

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