Syria keen to strengthen bilateral biz ties: Dy PM

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Hyderabad, Jan 21 (UNI) Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Al- Dardari today said his country wants to ink some major business agreements with India as part of strengthening bilateral business ties.

Participating in an interactive session, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mr Abdullah, who led a high-level business delegation, said ''Syria can become an important market for Indian business,'' a release here said.

Stating that the Syrian Government had taken major strides to encourage Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), he invited Indian business tycoons to visit his country.

''Syria will replicate the Green Building concept in cooperation with the CII Green Business Centre and create Centres of Excellence'', Mr Abdullah said, adding that his country was keen on exploring 'opportunities in technology transfer' through the Syrian Business Council.

During the day-long visit, the delegation visited ICICI Knowledge Park, Satyam Technology Centre, L and T Info City and Software Technology Parks of India.

The visiting dignitary, who stated that Andhra Pradesh would be one of the preferred States for business partnership in the country, called on Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and discussed the future economic cooperation between the State and his country, the release added.

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