Syria and Russia hold talks to enhance cooperation in electricity sector

Damascus, SANA-Electricity Minister Imad Khamis discussed Thursday with representatives from the Russian Inter-Rao Company current and future cooperation prospects in the electricity sector.

Inter RAO is a diversified energy holding company headquartered in Moscow, Russia. Its business includes power and heat generation, electricity supply, international energy trading, engineering, design and development of electric power infrastructure

The members of the Russian delegation expressed a desire to boost cooperation ties with Syria.

They vowed that bilateral cooperation in the electricity sector will continue, citing a project underway to expand Tishreen power station whose work site the delegation inspected to have a closer look at the project’s details.

The delegation expressed readiness to help in establishing future power generating plants.

The minister, for his part, hoped that the Russian companies “will lead the companies with whom Syria will cooperate in the short and long term,” hailing the “historic” Syrian-Russian relations and Russia’s support for Syria.

Khamis vowed that the Ministry will  pull out all the stops to make the Syrian-Russian cooperation in the electricity sector a success.

Manal Ismael

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