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Syria calls for Iran co-op in reconstruction era

Damascus, May 17, IRNA- Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade emphasized the necessity of strengthening cooperation between Syria and Iran, especially in reconstruction era.

The remarks were made by Samer al-Khalil during his meeting with visiting Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi in Damascus on Thursday.

Khalil told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that the visit by the Iranian minister is aimed at preparing the path toward holding meetings of the Iran-Syria joint economic and high commissions.

'We have overcome the difficulties and the country is at the threshold of reconstruction,' he said.

'In cooperation with noble nations, with Iran on the top, Syria has managed to annihilate terrorism to a large degree and retook an important part of Syrian territory,' he said.

The Syrian minister also said that his country wants Iran to be a real partner in reconstruction.

Akhoundi is scheduled to meet senior Syrian officials during his stay in the country.

A delegation comprised of officials from the private sector is accompanying the Iranian minister in his visit to Syria.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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