Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi stressed the importance of bolstering economic and trade relations with China as to match current political ties.
He reiterated a call for Chinese businessmen and companies to establish investments in the petroleum sector in Syria, build industrial cities and power plants.
During a meeting on Monday with the outgoing Chinese ambassador in Damascus, Zhang Xun, Halqi said that Syria will be rebuilt by Syrian hands and with the support of friends, hailing China's firm stances on the unfair global war waged against Syria.
He added that China has been standing by the international legitimacy and seeking to prevent colonial monopoly of countries that support terrorism and extremist thought.
He said the government is keen to bolster economic ties with China and benefit from the economic potential China presents by backing the Syrian economy and helping it hold firm against the economic war waged against it.
Premier Halqi lauded Xun's role in expanding Syrian-Chinese relations, pointing to a growing Chinese role on the international arena that it is now constituting, together with Russia and BRICS countries, an influential axis that has a stabilizing influence on the world security and stability.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer