Syrian- Lebanese premiers meet in Damascus on cooperation
Syria-Lebanon, Economics, 1/15/2004
Syria's Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otari received in Damascus on Wednesday his Lebanese counterpart, Rafic Hariri.
Talks during the meeting dealt with the fraternal relations linking the two states, means of enhancing and developing them and with agenda of meetings of the Joint Syrian-Lebanese Social Economic Higher Committee.
In a statement to press, Hariri said that there is a dire need for activating the agreements signed between the two states, and increasing the economic exchange for achievement of the economic integration in the face of the world major economic blocks.
For his part, Otari welcomed Hariri and an accompanying delegation pointing out that this visit aims at boosting the bilateral relations and realizing integration in domains of economy, trade, agriculture, industry transport, energy, gas, electricity, dams of water and many other domains.
"our meeting today will be an occasion to discuss some issues of Arab concern, and the latest developments in the region particularly on the Iraqi and the Palestinian arenas, in addition to "the importance of enhancing joint Arab action in the face of the standing challenges and dangers targeting the Arab Nation." Otri stressed.
Later, both premiers signed the joint minutes of the said meetings in the presence of the two delegations. Other agreements in the fields of Customs, Transport, Trade, water and energy were also signed.
The official delegation accompanying Hariri includes, Ministers of Economy and Trade, Finance, Energy and Water, Public Works, Communications, Industry, Agriculture and of Tourism.
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