Senior officials of Iran and Syria agreed to establish a joint task force on custom affairs in a bid to facilitate trade between the two countries.
The decision was made on Saturday in a meeting between President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Mahdi Mirashrafi and Head of the Damascus Chamber of Commerce Samer-al-Dabs.
Both sides underlined the need to boost bilateral economic cooperation and trade.
Mirashrafi said that Syria is a friend country and Tehran seeks to develop bilateral ties with Damascus in all fields, in particular, economic and trade cooperation with the country.
For his part, Samer-al-Dabs called for facilitation of trade and economic cooperation between Iran and Syria.
They also discussed the establishment of a trilateral trade union among Iran, Syria, and Iraq to improve trade and tourism between the three Muslim nations.