Damascus, SANA- Prime Minister, Eng. Hussein Arnous discussed with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Damascus, Shi Hongwei, means of strengthening bilateral relations in different fields and mechanisms of upgrading the level of economic, political and strategic relations that bind Syria and China.
Both sides discussed Thursday, the importance of Syria’s participation in the “Belt and Road Initiative”, as well as increasing trade exchange and activating cooperation between the business sectors in the two countries to establish joint investment projects.
Arnous stressed the importance of opening broader prospects for bilateral cooperation in all fields to serve the interests of the two friendly countries and peoples.
Arnous expressed appreciation and thanks for the role played by China through humanitarian, relief and medical aid provided to the earthquake-affected people.
Arnous noted the importance of strengthening the participation of Chinese companies in the rebuilding process in Syria.
In turn, the Chinese ambassador said that his country is following up the latest development in Syria, especially after the devastating earthquake, adding that it will continue to provide assistance to those affected, as well as securing many housing units and contributing to the rehabilitation of infrastructure in the affected areas.
China will continue to extend support to Syria in the internal transport sector through providing more buses to it, Shi Hongwei added.
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