Iran-Syria Industries Committee Meeting Opens

A05255893.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- The eighth session of Iran-Syria Industries Committee chaired by Iran’s Minister of Industries and Mines Ali Akbar Mehrabian and his Syrian counterpart Fouad Issa Aljouni began here on Tuesday.

Speaking at the session, Mehrabian said that Tehran-Damascus industrial ties are expanding and the time is ripe for both sides to witness miraculous prosperity in bilateral relations.

“Iran has made remarkable progress in the fields of mining and industries and we are ready to make all our experiences available to the Syrians,” he said.

Mehrabian further said that Iran’s state and private sectors are prepared to implement projects in developing cement, steel and aluminum industries, producing all kinds of automobiles, mineral machinery and home appliances.

Grounds are ready for dramatic development in bilateral ties and Iran’s mining companies are prepared to negotiate with their Syrian counterparts, the Islamic republic news agency quoted him as saying.

“Our negotiations in the field of auto production are complete and we can sign deals in the areas of bus production and tractor manufacturing,” he said.

Aljouni, for his part, said that his country has put Iran on top of its economic cooperation agenda.

“We can cooperate in the fields of food and chemical industries, after reviewing the projects,” he said.

He added that Syrian technical group has toured Tabriz Tractor Manufacturing Company and intends to cooperate with it.

Referring to the establishment of Hama Cement Factory in Syria, Aljouni also said that this is one of the successful projects undertaken by Iran.

The session opened on Tuesday and will end on Wednesday.

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