India and Syria sign three agreements

June 18th, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI):India and Syria today signed three agreements to further the flow of investment, technology and services between the two countries.
The agreements were signed after a meeting between Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Syrian President Bashar al Assad who is on his five-day visit to India. This is the first visit by a Syrian President to India in three decades.
While the first agreement deals with avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes, second is a pact on multi-lateral promotion and protection of investments.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors was also signed.
Earlier, talking to reporters at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Syrian President urged India to take part in the West Asian peace process. He said that emerging India could play an important role not only in Asian affairs but also at the global level. (ANI)

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