Syria, Iran agree $1 billion credit facility - Syrian TV

BEIRUT Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:35pm GMT

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria and Iran have agreed a $1 billion credit facility between Commercial Bank of Syria and Export Development Bank of Iran, Syrian state television reported on Wednesday.

It also said the two countries had reached agreements on energy transmission and electricity equipment.

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi was in Iran on Wednesday, meeting officials.

(Reporting by Oliver Holmes; Editing by Dan Lalor)