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Syrian-Iraqi talks to enhance cooperation in oil and energy sectors

Baghdad- Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Bassam Touma, discussed with Iraqi Minister of Oil Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, means of boosting joint cooperation between Syria and Iraq in the fields of oil, energy, training and the exchange of experiences.

The two sides, during a session of talks in Baghdad, stressed the deeply – rooted and historic relations between Syria and Iraq and the need for promoting and developing them in all domains.

They also tackled a set of ideas and visions that would develop oil cooperation, exchange experiences and develop brotherly relations in all fields for benefit of the two brotherly peoples.

In a statement to SANA correspondent in Baghdad, Minister Touma said that the first session of talks witnessed a discussion about a number of ideas, visions and projects that serve the progress of the oil industry in the two countries, indicating the strategic importance of Syria’s position in the field of oil trade.

In turn, the Iraqi minister expressed, in a similar statement, Iraq’s keenness to strengthen its relations with neighboring countries and the Arab region in all fields, especially the oil, gas and energy sectors, in a way that serves common interests.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)