The Arabic-language al-Thawra newspaper reported that the Iranian and Syrian sides inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on road and urban development and Iran has declared preparedness for cooperation in the reconstruction of Syria, building low-cost residential complexes, roads and bridges and completing infrastructures.
According to the report, the Damascus government has agreed with Iran to establish Iranian-Syrian companies to build residential complexes and cooperation with the Iranian companies to study, plan and implement reconstruction and service-providing projects.
In relevant remarks in January, Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri reassured that Tehran would keep supporting Damascus in the reconstruction phase after the war.
Jahangiri said that Iran was honored to be spearheading the anti-terror campaign in the region while felicitating the Syrian government and nation for their achievements in the fight against terrorism.
Iran's vice president expressed hope that terrorists would be completely eliminated in the Middle East and said, "The international community and the Europeans should know that if it were not for the sacrifices of the Syrian government and people as well as the country's allies, ISIL terrorists would establish a government in the region and would turn into a big and insolvable problem for global security."
The Iranian vice president further said that regional and global security was closely intertwined, emphasizing that the promotion of security in the region led to enhanced international security.
Jahangiri added that Iran would stand by the Syrian government and nation in the reconstruction plans of the war-stricken country, saying, "Syria has entered a new phase and efforts should be made toward the country's reconstruction."
He noted that Iran was among the countries in the region and across the world that enjoy high capabilities to build power plants and pledged to help Syria in this regard.
Iran is a key ally of Syria. Tehran has been providing military advisory assistance to Damascus in its anti-terror fight.