Syrian-Iranian Booming Ties Stressed

DAMASCUS, (ST) - The Syrian-Iranian cooperation continue to be enhanced in all domains, particularly in economy and trade, Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi stressed during his meeting on Sunday with the Iranian Ambassador to Syria Mohammad Reza Shibani.

The premier hailed Iran's support for Syria at all levels, particularly in terms of strengthening the Syrian economy to withstand the unjust economic war against the Syrian people.

He reiterated that Syria will defeat the Arab and Western-backed terrorism and foil the Zio-American scheme in the region.

Talks during the meeting focused on boosting bilateral economic and trade ties and reactivating the Iranian Credit Line to Syria to provide oil derivatives, foodstuff, medicine and electricity requirements.

Topics on the agenda of the Syrian-Iranian Technical Committee, which is due to convene in Tehran soon, were also discussed by the two officials.

The premier talked about preparations aiming to open huge shopping markets in Damascus and other governorates in order to meet citizens' needs before the commencement of Eid al-Fitr.

He affirmed that the government plans to provide the markets with all necessary supply materials the citizens need so as to put an end to the manipulation practiced by some traders.

The Iranian Ambassador renewed his country's willingness to boost cooperation with Syria and to expand trade exchange.

He hailed the victory attained by the Syrian Arab Army in fighting terrorism and commended the Syrian people's steadfastness in the face of the economic war and their determination to rebuild their country without any foreign interference.

H. Mustafa