Syria, Iran hold talks on long-term strategic economic cooperation agreement

Tehran, SANA – Members of the Syrian-Iranian Joint Ministerial Economic Committee were held on Saturday in Tehran, chaired by Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil and Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami.

Talks discussed means to expand and develop economic and investment cooperation between the two countries and reaching consensus on the long-term strategic economic cooperation agreement.

Al-Khalil said that the two countries are determined to develop economic relations, as the economic sector must have priority in cooperation between them, as developing investment, trade, banking, and financial relations would contribute to economic development and improve trade exchange.

“We count on Iranian companies to play a major role in reconstruction in Syria,” he said.

In turn, Esmali hoped that the agreement will be finalized, and that one of the most important aspects of this agreement is motivating the Iranian sector to work in Syria.

Hazem Sabbagh

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