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Iraq, Syria discuss enhancing economic, trade relations

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FILE: Iraqi Minister of Trade, Mohammad Hashem al-Ani
Iraqi Minister of Trade, Mohammad Hashem al-Ani, has met with Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis to discuss means of developing economic relations and broadening prospects of trade and investment between Syria and Iraq as well as continuing cooperation in the war against terrorism.

During the meeting, Khamis affirmed Syria’s determination to go ahead with their war against terrorism until all Syrian territories have been liberated, and provide all materials needed for the reconstruction, according to The Syrian Observer.

He pointed to the importance of accelerating efforts to re-open border crossings between the two countries, as a way of activating the movement of trade.

Minister Ani, for his part, stressed the necessity of activating agreements signed between Syria and Iraq to help enhance cooperation in the fields of energy, oil, electricity, transportation and recover from the terrorist war imposed on both states.
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