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President of Crimea Hails Syria's Efforts to Reconstruct What Terrorism Has Destroyed

MOSCOW, (ST)-President Sergey Aksyonov of Crimea has stressed the solidity of relations between his country and Syria, pointing out that the program of trade exchange between the two countries have entered the implementation phase.

In an interview with the Russian "Izvestia" newspaper , published on Monday, Aksyonov said "the relation between Syria and Crimea is strong as many memorandums of understanding on economic cooperation and common actions have been signed".

He hailed Syria's steadfastness in the face of the terrorist war and highly commended Syria's efforts to reconstruct what terrorists and western countries have destroyed.

 According to the Crimean President, a number of joint projects are being studies and specialists are studying the economic feasibility of the Syria, Crimean and Russian markets. He noted the effective participation of the Syrian delegation in Yalta's annual International Economic Forum.

He pointed out that Crimea exports wide range of products including food and industrial goods, expecting that the value of shipments to Syria through Crimea's ports will reach 150.000 thousand tons by the end of this year.

Hamda Mustafa