Syria, Iraq review activation of joint committee, the reopening of border crossings

Syria and Iraq have reviewed means to enhance trade and investment exchange, activate the joint Syrian-Iraqi committee, hold a forum for businessmen and to cooperate in the reconstruction phase.

During their meeting on Monday, Prime Minister Imad Khamis and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iraq to Syria, Saad Mohammed Ridha discussed the continuation of coordination to reopen the border crossings between Syria and Iraq.

Khamis affirmed the importance of achieving more opportunities for cooperation in the economic fields and making use of the many advantages enjoyed by both countries in this regard.

He hailed the great sacrifices of the Syrian and Iraqi peoples to preserve the sovereignty and independence of their countries and to combat all forms of terrorism.

The Premier touched upon the importance of the broad participation of Iraqi businessmen and economic activities in the upcoming session of Damascus International Fair, considering it as an opportunity to expand trade exchange and present Iraqi products.

In turn, Ambassador Ridha said that the time has become appropriate to push forward the economic relations between Syria and Iraq in various fields, activate the role of the private sector in industrial, commercial and investment domains and to cooperate in the reconstruction phase.

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