With the war almost over in Syria, Tehran and Damascus are determined to reach real trade agreements and expand their economic relations, says Iran’s transportation minister.
Rostam Qassemi made the remarks upon arriving in Damascus at the head of a high-ranking economic and trade delegation. He was welcomed by Syria’s Economy and Trade Minister Mohammad Samer al-Khalil at Damascus International Airport.
“The end of the war in Syria is the beginning of a new era of economic relations between the two countries, especially given that Iran and Syria have been beside one another throughout the era of fighting international terrorism,” Qassemi said.
During his three-day visit, the Iranian minister is scheduled to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as well as the country’s prime minister and ministers of economy and trade, transport, social affairs and labor, and housing and construction.
The Syrian industry, construction, and infrastructure will be the main focus of the bilateral talks.
Khalil, for his part, hailed the inseparable ties between the two nations and expressed gratitude for the sacrifices made by the zealous Iranian youth on his country’s soil.
Source: Press TV