Minsk, SANA- meetings of the eighth session of the Syrian-Belarusian Joint Governmental Committee for Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation began in Minsk on Wednesday in the presence of the delegations of the two countries.
The Syrian side is headed by Minister of Public Works and Housing, Eng. Suhail Abdel Latif, and from Belarus by Dmitriy Bantos, Chairman of the Belarusian Military Industrialization Committee.
At the beginning of the opening session, Bantos affirmed the Belarusian government’s aspiration to develop relations with Syria in various fields, expressing his country’s pride in friendly relations between the two countries, which are based on mutual respect.
He said that Belarus considers Syria as a main and reliable partner and has a lot of respect and love for the friendly Syrian people.
He hoped that the current session of the joint committee will accomplish the required tasks for the good and benefit of the two friendly peoples and countries.
In turn, Minister Abdel Latif hailed the close historical friendship relations between Syria and Belarus, which were translated into visits on all levels from both sides and framed by the signing of a trade, economic and technical cooperation agreement since 1998.
He said that Belarus enjoys many aspects that make it an important partner for Syria in the reconstruction phase, particularly in light of the distinguished political relations and common interests, referring to the investment opportunities available in Syria, especially after the issuance of the investment law No. 18 of 2021.
Minister Abdel Latif hoped that the current talks would achieve all the desired results and that all the agreements would be translated into reality.
Manar Salameh /Mazen Eyon