Syria, DPRK discuss enhancing economic cooperation

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Prime Minister Imad Khamis and the Minister of External Economic Relations of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Yong-Jae discussed during a meeting on Tuesday bilateral ties between Syria and Democratic Korea and the work of the currently held joint economic committee for cooperation.   

The two sides focused on the need to intensify joint work to boost cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, investment, transport, infrastructure, reconstruction, higher education and public works.

The premier thanked the DPRK for supporting Syria in its war on terrorism and its effort to rebuild what terrorism has destroyed.

He pointed out that the joint economic committee is discussing consolidating cooperation and means of confronting the unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria.

 Khamis made it clear that economic openness is the bases of cooperation between the two countries, stressing the importance of carrying out joint projects, starting with two pilot projects in the field of reconstruction.

On his part, Kim Yong-Jae said that the Korean delegation’s visit to Syria and holding the meetings of the joint committee in Damascus reflect a common will to consolidate bilateral relations in the service of the peoples of the two countries.

 He stressed his country’s support for Syria in the confrontation of terrorism and economic sanctions.

He pointed out that intensive contacts are being made with the Syrian sides to facilitate Democratic Korea’s participation in Syria’s process of reconstruction.

Hamda Mustafa