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

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- 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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