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Syria, Russia to Activate Cooperation in Irrigation and Land Reclamation.

DAMASCUS, (SANA) -- Minister of Irrigation George Soumi on Sunday discussed with the Russian Ambassador in Damascus Sergey Kirpichenko means of activating cooperation between the Ministry and the Russian companies in the field of irrigation and land reclamation.

Soumi said the Ministry has drawn up a water plan to study the situation of dams and irrigation in Syria in cooperation with Russian expertise in this field to make the optimal use of the water resources.

The Minister added that Russia supported Syria at critical times due to the strong relationship between the two friendly countries which laid the foundation for mutual cooperation in various fields.

For his part, Kirpichenko stressed his country's desire to establish investment projects in Syria, indicating to a plan to carry out a huge project in irrigation.

The Russian Ambassador added that Syria is carrying out real economic reforms which will benefit it and the whole region.

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