Turkey, Syria to be a model in int'l relations, Utri says

The Syrian prime minister said on Tuesday that Turkey and Syria would be a model in international relations.

Turkey, Syria to be a model in int'l relations, Utri says

The Syrian prime minister said on Tuesday that Turkey and Syria would be a model in international relations.

Premier Naji al-Utri said Turkish-Syrian High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council had been set up with the wish of Syrian and Turkish peoples and common will of the politicians of the two countries.

"The train has departed and it will not stop in any stations, we will come together and discuss some legal arrangements and problems stemming from previously-made decisions," al-Utri told a joint press conference with Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.

Al-Utri said this way, Turkey and Syria could assume a common vision for the future.

The Syrian minister referred to a high-speed train project that would travel between Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep and Syrian province of Aleppo in 33 minutes, and said this was an expression of common wish of the two peoples.

Al-Utri said Syria wanted to make use of Turkey's e-state experiences.

Also, al-Utri said Syria had launched and carried out a determined fight against terrorist organizations in cooperation and coordination with Turkey.

"Whenever we realize a terrorist activity, we launch legal procedures and we try to solve this problem in cooperation with Turkey," al-Utri also said.

Turkey and Syria have signed 11 agreements on the sidelines of the second meeting of the Turkish-Syrian High-Level Cooperation Council that took place in Ankara.

They are an agreement on cooperation in combatting terrorism and terrorist organizations; a memorandum of understanding between Turkey's Eximbank and Syrian state planning commission; an agreement on cooperation in social services and protection of children; a memorandum of understanding on developing title deed directorate; an agreement to implement a memorandum of understanding signed in 2009 regarding dwellings and construction; an implementation program for the upcoming three years regarding cooperation in labor, employment and social security; a memorandum of understanding on electricity generation, distribution, renewable energy and energy saving; an implementation program for the upcoming two years on protection of environment; a cooperation protocol between Syrian Central Bank and Turkey's Banking Regulation & Supervision Agency (BDDK); a technical assistance and cooperation program for 2011 between Turkish Development Bank and Syrian state planning commission; and a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between Turkish Motorized Vehicle Office and Syrian insurance federation.

AA

Last Mod: 22 Aralık 2010, 14:11
Add Comment