Syria, Russia to enhance oil, energy cooperation

Moscow, SANA-Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev discussed Wednesday with a Syrian official delegation cooperation between Federal Russia and Syria in the domains of oil, gas, economy and energy.

Press office of the Russian government said Medvedev received members of the Syrian delegation, led by Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Suleiman al-Abbas and Minister of Internal Trade Hassan Majed Safiyeh.

The office added that the Syrian delegation is on an official visit to Moscow to hold talks with Russian relevant ministries and institutions.

During the meeting, discussions concentrated on issues of bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade, economy, energy and other vital points.

Earlier, Minister of internal Trade discussed with the Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov ways of expanding trade exchange of agriculture products between the two countries.

Syria and Russia signed a protocol last October in Sochi to activate cooperation and increase the Russian share in the Syrian market and the Syrian share in the Russian market, particularly in textile and agriculture.

Mazen Eyon

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