Iran, Syria focus on barter facilitation to strengthen economic ties
TEHRAN – Iranian Minister of Transport and Urban Development met Syrian Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Talal al-Barazi to discuss ways to expand trade relations between the two countries.
The meeting focused on the facilitation of barter between the two countries, the provision of goods and products required by the two countries as part of the free trade agreement between the two parties, and the use of the capacities of the private sectors. of the two countries to develop trade cooperation.
As the Ministry of Transport portal reported, Eslami, who heads the Joint Economic Committee of the two countries, arrived in Damascus on Wednesday for a four-day visit during which he was scheduled to meet with senior officials. Syrian officials, especially Syrians. Prime Minister Hussein Arnous.
Upon his arrival, Eslami was greeted by the Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil.
“Iran and Syria have put the development of bilateral cooperation on their agenda, especially in the field of construction and development projects,” Eslami said in Damascus.
Iran and Syria have taken important steps to expand their mutual trade relations. The two sides have exchanged numerous trade delegations over the past two years, and Iranian private companies are investing in various areas of the Syrian economy, including providing building materials, especially cement, and working on several construction projects. reconstruction.
Syria has repeatedly stressed that Iranian companies are the country’s top priority for the implementation of reconstruction projects.
Last May, the chairman of the Iran-Syria Joint Chamber of Commerce said trade was increasing between the two countries.
Keyvan Kashefi said that currently Syria is moving towards reconstruction and articles in the areas of construction, construction of bridges and dams, electricity supply and technical and engineering services are included. at the top of the list of Iranian exports to this country.
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Photo: Iranian Minister of Transport Mohammad Eslami (left) and Syrian Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Talal al-Barazi