ICCIMA to host Iran-Syria business forum on Wednesday

April 27, 2019 - 20:57

TEHRAN – Iran and Syria will continue exploring mutual trade opportunities in a business forum due to be held on Wednesday at the place of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), IRIB reported.

Attended by officials, businessmen and entrepreneurs from both sides, the event is aimed at following up on the negotiations and agreements reached in the previous business forums.

As reported, representatives of Syrian companies active in manufacturing, importing and exporting sectors of various industries including garment and clothing, dairy, petrochemicals, foodstuff, production and assembly of bicycles and motorcycles, carton production, pipes and plastic profiles, production of sodium silicate and international shipping are among the event’s attendees.

A trade delegation from Syria visited Iran in March to attend a business forum which was held at Iran Chamber of Cooperatives and also to hold talks with Iranian private sector.

Iran and Syria have been exchanging numerous trade delegations in the past few months and Iranian private companies are already investing in different areas like providing construction materials especially cement and working on several reconstruction projects in Syria.

In August 2018, a delegation comprised of Iranian economic experts traveled to Syria to explore investment opportunities and finalize the reconstruction plans of the war-stricken country.

Also in January, the 14th preparatory meeting of Iran-Syria high joint technical committee of economic cooperation was held at Damascus.