Ekim 05, 2005
Ankara, October 5, (SANA) -
Syria and Turkey agreed on Thursday to “open new horizons of cooperation mainly in field of Turkish investments in the northeastern regions of Syria in addition to the industrial investment in the three industrial cities in Syria.”
Syria has three industrial cities one near Damascus called Adraa and the second is Hisya near Homs, central Syria while the third to northeast Aleppo, northern Syria and called Shiekh Najjar.
SANA’s correspondent in Ankara said The two countries also, “decided a mechanism to be followed by the two commissions of state planning in both countries.”
Turkey, for her part, announced that the Turkish parliament ratified the accord to encourage investments inked between the two countries as well send the free trade agreement in this respect to the parliament to be endorsed too.
Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affaires Abudullah al-Dardari, and his Turkish counterpart Abullatif Sener held talks this morning in Ankara over aspects of cooperation between the two countries in fields of trade, economy, industry, infrastructure, agriculture, oil and transportation.
SANA correspondent said the two sides underlined, “common desire to go ahead in their economic relations to translate the high level of political ties linking the two leaderships in the two countries and peoples.”
The two sides also made a, “comprehensive review of the accords ruling ties between the two countries and phases these accords passed as well the status of common investments.”
Meantime, Dardari held talks with Turkey’s Minister of Economy Ali Babacan where he briefed him on phases Syria are applying to develop economy saying,” Syria is pursuing a financial policy that balances between encouraging investment and improving the living standard in the country.”
Dardari wished Turkey all the best in her negotiations with the European Union to join it and noted that she would become the ambassador of the Islamic world to Europe.