Iran-Syria Inclusive Deal to Take Effect in 3 Months: Qalibaf

Iran-Syria Inclusive Deal to Take Effect in 3 Months: Qalibaf

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf unveiled plans for the implementation of an inclusive agreement with Syria within the next three months.

Speaking to reporters upon his arrival in Tehran after a four-day visit to Syria, Qalibaf said on Friday that he and his delegation have held fruitful talks with the Syrian authorities about the ways to achieve the economic and trade targets in the relations between the two countries.

According to the conclusion of the negotiations held in Damascus, Iran and Syria will begin to carry out an inclusive agreement within the next three months, the speaker added.

He also noted that the parliaments of the two countries will ratify the inclusive agreement that Iran and Syria have been working on for more than a year.

Pointing to the extensive talks that the visiting parliamentary delegation held with the Syrian and Iranian business people, Qalibaf said there are suitable grounds for Iran’s economic cooperation with Syria.

Iran should seize such economic opportunities and work with Syria in the same way that it supported the Arab country in the fight against terrorism, Qalibaf noted.

He finally unveiled plans for Syrian prime minister’s upcoming visit to Tehran, saying Hussein Arnous is scheduled to take part in the inauguration of Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi.

In a meeting with members of Iran-Syria Parliamentary Friendship Group, held in Damascus earlier this month, Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said his country has been rid of crisis and is ready to promote economic and trade cooperation with friendly nations, including Iran, in the reconstruction era.

In comments in February, the chairman of Syria-Iran Chamber of Commerce said Iranian companies have priority over others for carrying out projects in the reconstruction process of Syria after years of war.

In November 2019, Iran and Syria signed a memorandum of understanding to establish three joint companies to accelerate the reconstruction of the Arab country, which has been stricken by years of foreign-backed civil war.


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