Syria and France announced here Sunday that the two countries are keen to promote their economic and industrial cooperation, Xinhua reported, referring to the official SANA news agency.
Syrian Minister of Economy and Trade Amer Lutfi and Minister of Industry Fouad Issa al-Joni respectively signed two concerned documents with visiting French Secretary of State in charge of industry and consumption Luc Chatel, expressing the willingness of cooperation, according to SANA.
Under the agreements, the two countries would cooperate in the field of increasing their economic and industrial products' competition capabilities and standards, preventing monopoly and protecting consumers.
They would also cooperate to establish tech parks in Syria and exchange industrial information to push forward their industrial cooperation, according to the agreements.
At a press conference following the signing ceremony, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdullah al-Dardari hailed the remarkable progress the two countries have achieved in their bilateral economic ties.
Syria has agreed with the French Mann Company to prepare economic and technical studies to establish a power station run by solar energy, said Dardari.