Prime Minister, DPRK Economy Minister discuscus developing bilateral relations

Damascus, SANA – Prime Minister Imad Khamis on Tuesday received Minister of External Economic Relations of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Yong-jae and the accompanying delegation.

The meeting touched on developing bilateral relations in trade, investment, transport, reconstruction, higher education, agriculture, and public works, as well as exchanging expertise.

Premier Khamis voiced appreciation for the DPRK’s positions in support of the Syrian people, stressing the need to keep strengthening bilateral relations on all levels.

He underlined the importance of establishing joint projects, beginning with two test projects in the field of reconstruction.

For his part, Kim Yong-jae said his visit reflects the mutual desire to enhance bilateral relations, reiterating his country’s support for Syria in the face of terrorism and economic sanctions.

He said that the DPRK intends to participate in the reconstruction efforts, particularly for residential neighborhoods and public facilities.

The two sides also underlined the importance of the Joint Economic Committee in enhancing cooperation, overcoming challenges and sanctions, and bolstering economic relations.

Hazem Sabbagh

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