With the aim of strengthening trade relations between Syria and Iran and facilitating trade exchange, the Iranian commercial center in the free zone in Damascus was opened today. It includes a number of Iranian companies specialized in the commercial, industrial, agricultural and construction equipment fields.
In a statement to reporters after the opening, the Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Seyed Reza Fatemi Amin, indicated that the center is an opportunity to strengthen economic relations and increase trade exchange between the two countries.
Minister Fatemi Amin said: "Consultations were held between the two sides to increase joint investments and exchange experiences in a way that contributes to supporting Syria in the post-war phase and raising the ceiling of exchange and commercial transactions between the two countries, which currently reach a ceiling of $3 billion."
For his part, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Investors in Free Zones and Chairman of the Syrian-Iranian Chamber of Commerce Fahd Darwish indicated that the center is a data bank that serves economic activities in Syria, through which the Syrian trader and industrialist can obtain various information related to Iranian companies directly, as it is a center for import, export and marketing, stressing Its importance in strengthening economic relations between the two countries.
The head of the Iranian-Syrian Joint Chamber, Kiwan Kashfi, pointed out that the center is the first Iranian commercial center located in Syria, and it will be the basis of Iranian trade in it. Syrian and Iranian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.
The opening of the center coincides with the exhibition of Iranian products, which opened in the exhibition city in Damascus yesterday and will continue until the 3rd of next month, with the participation of 164 commercial and industrial companies.