A delegation from Syria headed by the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Samer al-Khalil arrived in the occupied Crimea to participate in the Yalta International Economic Forum.
A delegation of 70 people at the airport was met by the self-proclaimed head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov.
“Our priority task is to bring economic and trade relations connecting Syria and Russia to the level of political relations that now exist between our countries. This concerns both an increase in bilateral trade turnover and an increase in the volume of investments. Proceeding from this, we consider our participation in the Yalta forum as an excellent opportunity to establish working contacts for the realization of this goal," al-Khalil said.
In turn, the so-called head of the Crimea said that the Syrian Latakia and Yalta will become twinned towns.
Earlier, State Duma MP from the occupied Sevastopol Dmitry Belik during his visit to Syria discussed the issue of fruit supplies to the annexed Crimea with the Prime Minister Imad Khamis. In turn, the invaders intend to supply grain to Syria.