On Saturday evening, the 11th session of the Syrian-Korean Joint Economic Committee kicked off in Damascus, with the aim of developing economic cooperation and discussing memoranda of understanding and agreements to be concluded between Syria and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Minister of Finance Mamoun Hamdan, head of the Syrian side on the committee, called for an intensifying of efforts to reach agreements and understandings on projects that are in the interest of the two friendly countries and peoples.
Minister Hamdan pointed out that Syria is working to rebuild what was destroyed by the terrorist war, saying that when it comes to the reconstruction phase, priority will be given to the friendly countries that stood by Syria and supported its just causes, including the DPRK.
For his part, the Minister of Foreign Economy of the DPRK , Kim Yong-Jae, head of the the Korean side on the committee, affirmed that his country gives a great importance to the meetings of the joint committee, which represent an important occasion to show the will and determination of the two countries to develop economic and political relations.
Jae pointed out that his country will continue to do its best to support Syria until the final victory over terrorism is achieved.
In a statement to reporters, the Minister of Finance said that during the technical meetings, the two sides will discuss a number of agreements, especially economic ones, pointing to the common interests in several areas, including housing and public construction.
In a similar statement, Yong-Jae said, “the only way to face the economic pressures imposed on the two countries by the United States is to achieve self-reliance, development and to strengthen cooperation,” he concluded.
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