Iran, Syria sign long-term strategic cooperation pact
Iran and Syria signed Sunday an agreement for a long-term strategic cooperation between the two countries in Tehran, Trend reports with the reference to IRNA.
The agreement was signed by Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil and Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami with attendance of ambassadors of the two countries, SANA reported.
Khalil said that the relations between the two countries are excellent at many levels and “we are looking forwards for upgrading cooperation in the economic field.”
He clarified that in parallel with victory in the war we are now making a great economic cooperation between Syria and Iran.
The Minister said that the agreement constitutes a comprehensive cooperation at the financial and banking levels, adding that the agreement contributes to facilitating trade exchange and overcoming obstacles that hinder upgrading the cooperation.
For his part, Eslami stressed that the historical relations between the two countries are witnessing their pinnacle, clarifying that all the exerted efforts and measures between the two countries’ peoples and governments will lead to achieving a sustainable peace and security in the region.
He pointed out that today’s plan is an introduction for a broad action between the two countries in the future.
In a similar context, Minister Khalil also met with Chairman of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Gholamhossein Shafei. Khalil said that the Ministry started to identify the problems and obstacles that hider boosting the relations between the two countries, expressing desire by the two sides to upgrade relations, particularly economy.
He called for opening mutual accounts and banks between the two countries, referring to the importance of cooperation between Syrian and Iranian central banks.
For his part, Shafei said that exchanging visits between senior officials in Iran and Syria indicates the strategic relations between the two countries.