Syria, Iran Sign Gas Agreement

Syria and Iran signed an initial cooperation agreement in the field of gas. The agreement stipulates establishing a gas pipeline from Iran to Syria via Iraq, forming a workgroup comprising the three countries to prepare relevant initial studies and pursuing cooperation in the joint refinery project between the two countries and Venezuela.



The agreement was signed by the Syrian Assistant Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ado Hussam Eddin, Director-General of Syria’s General Petroleum Corporation Ali Abbas and the Iranian Assistant Minister of Petroleum Javad Oji and Ahmad al-Khaledi.


In the same context, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdullah al-Dardari discussed with Minister Mir-Kazemi the evolving cooperation between Syria and Iran and means of upgrading it and broadening its scope to cover various economic, trade, oil and gas fields and increasing trade exchange volume.


The two sides reviewed the outcomes of the bilateral talks in Damascus between the Ministries of Petroleum in the two countries with the aim of enhancing cooperation opportunities, studying a number of joint projects and topics, qualifying cadres and establishing an oil refinery and specialized research and scientific centers.


Al-Dardari noted the developing economic and trade relations between Syria and Iran and the importance of supporting them through signing fresh agreements to bolster joint work, underlining the importance of establishing a gas pipeline from Iran to Syria via Iraq as being a strategic and vital project.



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