Caretaker Minister of Industry, Hussein Hajj Hassan, visited today the headquarters of the Syrian Ministry of Industry, where he held a meeting with his Syrian counterpart in the presence of the Lebanese delegation and Ministry officials.
Syrian Minister Mohammad Mazen Ali Yousuf welcomed his Lebanese counterpart and his accompanying delegation, uttering desire "to cooperate further in the economic and industrial fields," calling for "integration in the field of raw materials and industrialization."
Hajj Hassan, in turn, highlighted the deep-rooted relations between the two countries, stressing the need to activate ties.
"There is a difference between the economic patterns of both countries, what leads to problems and unequal opportunities. This requires solution for the sake of both countries," he said, noting that "future integration would lead to raising the level of production.
Later on, the caretaker minister met with the Syrian Transport Minister, Ali Hammoud.
After the meeting, Hajj Hassan said "First, we congratulate Syria on its victory against terrorism, and on the restoration of most of the Syrian territory. We have discussed bilateral relations and touched on the road and transportation network."
"There is a Lebanese and Syrian interest in integration," he maintained, stressing that "when reconstruction works kick off in Syria, the ports of Beirut and Tripoli and the transport network between the two countries will play a pivotal role."
Hamoud welcomed the Lebanese delegation, thanking the Resistance for standing by Syria, relaying greetings to Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, and "describing the relations between the two countries as historic.
Source: National News Agency