President al-Assad: Economic conditions and needs of Syria and Iran form basis for joint plans and projects

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Advisor to the First Vice President of Iran, head of the Committee for Development of Iranian-Syrian Economic Relations Rostam Ghasemi, and the accompanying delegation.

Talks during the meeting focused on recent achievements in the field of economic relations between Syria and Iran and the steps being taken to strengthen these relations, with emphasis in building upon what has already been achieved in terms of economic cooperation and improve it in all vital fields.

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President al-Assad underlined the important role of specialized committees and technical teams in carrying out economic plans and investment projects listed in agreements signed by the two countries’ governments, stressing that the economic conditions and needs of Syria and Iran form the main basis for specifying the priorities of joint plans and projects that meet the mutual interests of the two countries’ people.

For his part, Ghasemi asserted that Iran will spare no effort in the economic field to help bolster the Syrians’ capabilities and steadfastness, affirming that the Iranian leadership is committed to maintaining constant coordination with the Syrian government to realize their mutual economic visions which will help bolster the fraternal relations between the Syrians and the Iranians.

The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Ismael Ismael, Economy and Foreign Trade Minister Humam al-Jazaeri, Secretary of the Cabinet Taisir al-Zoubi, the Iranian Ambassador in Damascus, and the Syrian Ambassador in Tehran.

Hazem Sabbagh

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