Philippines, Syria hold first bilateral talk

16:37, October 29, 2010      

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The Philippines and Syria had their first bilateral consultation this week, a move that will enhance the relations of the two countries, the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.

Among the highlights of the event was the signing of an Agreement on the Establishment of a Joint Commission for the Economic, Commercial, Scientific, Technical, Cultural, Educational and Tourism Cooperation, the DFA said.

The Philippines was represented by Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Rafael E. Seguis.

"Relations between the two countries are expected to expand with the signing of the latest agreement, which would serve as mechanisms to increase cooperation in various fields to the mutual benefit of the countries and their peoples," the DFA said.

Last year, both countries signed six economic, investment and trade related agreements.

Source: Xinhua

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