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Syrian-Russian economic and trade cooperation progressing steadily

DAMASCUS, (ST)-  President Bashar Al-Assad on Tuesday held talks with Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov and the accompanying delegation on boosting the Syrian-Russian ties and economic cooperation.

The two sides discussed the process of implementing the agreements signed between Syria and Russia, focusing on ways to facilitate and speed up the implementation of these agreements.

Boosting future cooperation in all fields, particularly in the areas of energy, infrastructure, industrial investment to serve the common interests of the peoples of the two countries, was also discussed.  

 President Al-Assad and Borisov expressed their satisfaction over the development of the Syrian-Russian economic and trade cooperation, stressing that it is progressing steadily to reach the level of the strategic political and military ties between Syria and Russia.

Talks also dealt with preparations to hold the Syrian-Russian joint committee late in 2019.

Hamda Mustafa