Iran Signs 5 Documents of Cooperation with Syria


In a meeting attended by Iran’s first vice-president and Syria’s prime minister in Tehran, Tehran and Damascus inked five cooperation documents in economic areas on Tuesday.

The documents were signed by Iran’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Ali Tayyebnia and his Syrian counterpart Adib Mayaleh in a meeting attended by Iran’s First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri and Syrian Prime Minister Emad Khamis in Tehran.

Based on the documents, the two sides are to cooperate in such areas as phosphate mine in Syria’s Alsharqiya, mobile phone operators, constructing oil reservoirs, cattle husbandry and other agricultural areas.

Khamis, heading a high ranking delegation, is in Tehran to meet with high-ranking Iranian officials including secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.

Khamis trip to Iran follows Shamkhani’s last week visit to Syria where he met with the Arab country’s senior officials, IRNA reported.

Khamis and Shamkhani are expected to pursue implementation of bilateral agreements in various economic, political and security fields.

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