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The Syrian-Iranian Businessmen Forum, kicked off in Tehran, with the participation of a delegation of Syrian businessmen that comprises 50 businessmen, headed by Secretary General of the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce, Mohammad Hamshou. Hamshou and Chairman of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Masoud Khansari, co-chair the Forum.

In a speech during the opening, Hamshou underlined the necessity of upgrading economic, trade and investment relations between Syria and Iran, to reach the level of distinguished political ones binding the two friendly countries.

Hamshou said, cooperation between Syria and Iran in different domains foils the embargo imposed on the two states, reiterating that the participation of Syria in the Forum clearly proves keenness on overcoming the unilateral coercive measures, imposed on the peoples of the two countries.

For his part, Khansari stressed that, Iran will continue to stand by Syria and to provide full support to it, saying, Iran stood by the Syrian people during the war on terrorism, and it will stand by them in the reconstruction.

Meanwhile, Syria's Ambassador to Iran, Dr. Adnan Mahmoud, said that, the Forum is held at a time when the two states are working on pushing the track of economic and trade cooperation to a new stage, in order to reach the establishment of long-term strategic economic cooperation, that forms a basis for facing pressures and unilateral coercive measures imposed on the two states.

Ambassador Mahmoud added that, Syria's victory over terrorism, formed a suitable basis for launching the reconstruction process.


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