Iran, Syria sign economic co-op documents
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 17
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iranian and Syrian officials signed five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on the sidelines of a meeting between the visiting Syrian Prime Minister Emad Khamis and Iranian First Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri in Tehran on Jan. 17, Iran's state-run IRINN TV reported.
The signed documents include MOUs for assignment of mobile operator license in Syria and assignment of a phosphate mine in Syria’s Sharqiya as well as allocating areas for construction of oil storage facilities and oil terminal in the country.
Khamis told reporters that a sixth document also will be signed between the parties for investment in one of the Syrian ports, adding that Iran will contribute to Syria’s reconstruction.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Khamis arrived in Tehran on Jan. 16 night to discuss important regional and international developments and other issues of mutual interest with Iranian officials.
Tehran has always expressed support for the Syrian government since it sees the President Bashar Assad regime as its main strategic ally in the region and as a part of an "axis of resistance" against Israel.