Syria to Sell Russia Oil, Agricultural Products, Al Thawra Says

Syria will sell Russia crude oil and agricultural products such as olive oil as the two countries strengthen economic ties, state-run Al Thawra newspaper said, citing unidentified government officials.

A Syrian delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil, who oversees the country’s economic affairs, recently visited Russia. Syria has asked its Soviet-era ally to provide a loan and air transportation to the rest of the world.

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