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Syria, Iran agree on following up executive steps to establish a joint free industrial zone

TEHRAN, (ST)- Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Farhad Dejpasand and Syria's Ambassador in Tehran Adnan Mashmoud discussed during a meeting on Saturday economic and investment cooperation between Syria and Iran to serve the interests of the peoples of the two countries and enhance their steadfastness in the confrontation of the economic war and the unfair western sanctions targeting them.

 The two sides agreed on following up the executive steps to establish a joint free industrial zone that contributes to boosting Syria's productive and industrial abilities and reconstructing the country's infrastructure which has been damaged because of the heinous terrorist war.

 The two sides affirmed joint action by the governments of the two countries to consolidate the Syrian-Iranian strategic economic relations, to reactivate the role of the private sector, to follow up the implementation of the signed economic agreements and investment contracts, to investing the two countries' resources and potentials to serve their common interest and to enhance the gains achieved in the fight against terrorism and in other fields.

Hamda Mustafa