August 08, 2020

DPRK-Syria economic talks, aimed at countering sanctions, underway in Damascus
Joint Economic Committee holding three days of meetings, with signing ceremonies set for Wednesday

North Korean Minister of External Economic Relations Kim Yong Jae arrived in Damascus on Saturday to hold economic talks to counter sanctions and sign new memoranda of understanding (MOU), according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

Meetings at the Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus began later on Saturday and will continue through Tuesday, SANA reported, with signing ceremonies on MOUs of various kinds to be held on Wednesday.