“Iranian organizations, firms and provincial commerce chambers are able to meet Syria’s business needs and help the country implement its reconstruction projects,” Head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Hossein Selahvarzi said in a meeting with Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil in the Syrian capital of Damascus.
Selahvarzi is visiting Syria and the 59th Damascus International Fair upon invitation of the country’s Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade.
The Iranian trade official urged the Syrian Minister to do what is necessary to facilitate free trade between Iran and Syria, as well as appointing a representative to follow the related affairs.
The Syrian minister, for his part, praised ICCIMA’s role and record in boosting Iran’s economy, and expressed hope that the experience along with the assistance from the country’s private sector would contribute to enhancement of economic cooperation similar to the bilateral political ties between the two nations.
The fair is being held after a six-year halt due to the Syrian crisis.