Armenian Syrian bilateral agreements signed

Armenian Syrian bilateral agreements signed

Armenian Syrian AgreementsMemos signed, documents drafted,To enrich Syrian-Armenian biletral relations

Syrian-Armenian joint committee meetings concluded by signing memos of understanding

The Syrian-Armenian Joint Committee for Commercial, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation concluded activities on Monday (07 September 2009), with the two sides signing several documents of cooperation and understanding.

The signed documents include a memo of understanding in the field of veterinarian vaccines and medicine and a memo of understanding between the Central Bank of Syria and the Central Bank of Armenia, in addition to the protocol of the fifth session of the Committee.

Several documents were also drafted to enrich the legal framework regulating paperwork in the fields of tourism, housing, construction, industry and communications.

During the meetings, the two sides discussed cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, customs, banking, industry, standards, transport, electricity, energy, petroleum, gas, communications, technology, agriculture, irrigation, culture, higher education, health, tourism, justice, internal affairs, housing, construction, local administration, social affairs, labor and sport.

The Committee was chaired by Syrian Minister of Economy and Trade Dr. Amer Housni Lutfi and Armenian Minister of Agriculture Gerasim Alaverdyan.

On the sideline of the meetings, Minister Lutfi met with Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, in addition to Ministry of Economy Nerses Yeritsyan and the Director of the Armenian Development Agency.

He also met representatives of economic activities at the Armenian Chamber of Industry and Trade.

The Syrian businessmen held meetings with their counterparts from the Armenian private sector to discuss joint work relations in addition to activating the role of the Syrian-Armenian Business Council.

Meetings of the Syrian-Armenian Committee come in the framework of activating bilateral cooperation between the two countries after the latest visit of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Armenia where both sides called for developing economic relations and the investments between the two countries .

Combined Sources: Sana and Cham Press, 07 and 08 September 2009