Saudi, Syrian Finance Ministers co-chair meeting

March 7, 2010

Saudi Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf and Syrian Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Hussein co-chaired the 11th Session of the Saudi-Syrian Joint Ministerial Committee in Damascus yesterday. The talks focused on improving bilateral economic cooperation and increasing cross-border investments.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad I’tri opened the First Saudi-Syrian Business Forum, which held two working sessions yesterday. Topics of discussion included bilateral trade, new agricultural techniques, irrigation and water resource projects, and investments in the tourist, industrial and agricultural industries.

During his visit, Finance Minister Al-Assaf also met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Prime Minister I’tri to review Saudi-Syrian economic relations.