Syrian-Iranian Business Committee: Overcoming Obstacles to Economic Projects inSyria

Deliberations of the Syrian-Iranian Business Development Follow up Committee recently began in Tehran chaired by the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Cabinet, Taysir al –Zou'bi , and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Roads and Housing of Iran, Nour Salhi, and in the presence of members of both delegations.

During the talks, the two sides discussed ways to promote economic cooperation between the two brotherly countries and practical mechanisms for the use of the credit line worth one billion dollars to finance projects and necessary supplies to meet the needs of the Syrian market of food commodities and basic needs . Syria's Ambassador in Tehran, a number of deputies of ministers and directors-general attended the meeting.

The two sides also discussed the difficulties that hinder the mechanism of contracts executed by the Iranian companies in Syria and ways to strengthen the appropriate structure of work to further the presence of Iranian companies in Syria to implement projects in the different sectors and achieve good and mutual benefit and common interest of the two brotherly countries.

The two sides stressed their firm determination to work hard to overcome the obstacles that hinder the process of economic projects in Syria and enhance the economic cooperation to face challenges of the current situation.

Mr. Al –Zou'bi expressed appreciation for the positions of principle to Iran in support of Syria noting that "unity of purpose requires us to work hard to overcome difficulties and challenges and that serve the interests of the two countries and the two peoples."

Three joint committees were formed including industry, energy, water, sanitation, transport and oil refineries in order to enhance the process of  bilateral cooperation and overcome difficulties for companies and projects operating in Syria.

Sh. Kh.

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