Syrian-Iranian talks discuss broadening trade cooperation basis

Damascus, SANA – Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi discussed on Wednesday with the Iranian Assistant Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Farhad Zargar the mechanisms needed to activate agreements signed between the two countries.

The prospects of signing new agreements to further broaden the basis of trade cooperation and exchanged investments, especially in the fields of agriculture, communications, transportation and oil, were also discussed.

Al-Halaqi clarified that the growing economic, trade and development relations between Syria and Iran have contributed to reducing the bad effects of the economic blockade imposed on the Syrian people and the global terrorism war waged against them since 2011.

The Premier said the Iranian economic and trade delegation’s visit to Syria is important to the effect of discussing new chances and prospects to enhance cooperation.

For his part, Zargar expressed his country’s keenness to continue providing support to meet the needs of the Syrian people to help them more firmly stand their ground.

He referred to the possibility of reaching a technical and practical framework to develop the standing agreements and sign new ones.

Syria and Iran signed in May 2015 a number of agreements in the fields of investment, health, electricity and industry, while others were previously signed in March of the same year covering the areas of energy, industry, agriculture and joint investments.