Oil drilling in Syria regional water discussed

DAMASCUS, (ST)_Syria and Russia have tackled means of removing obstacles that face the process of oil drilling in Syria's regional water and the possibility of establishing joint investments in oil and gas sector.

The topics were reviewed on Wednesday by Oil and Mineral Resources Minister Suleiman al-Abbas and Russia's Ambassador to Damascus "Azamatollah Kolmahmadov" as well as Deputy Head of the Board of Directors of the Russian Oil company "Issa Gotshetel".

The discussions followed a meeting of technical teams representing the Syrian Oil Ministry and the Russian Soyuz Oil Company.

Al-Abbas underscored the ministry's readiness to cooperate with Russian companies including the Soyuz Oil Company which had carried out projects in Syria, according to the official news agency.

For his part, the Russian Ambassador cited strong ties between Syria and his country, hoping to boost the cooperation in field of oil for the common interest of the two countries' peoples.

B. Qaddour