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    Alexander Yushchenko, a member of the Russian parliamentary delegation said that Damascus has plans to expand the port of Tartus, airports in Latakia, Damascus and Aleppo, as well as the railway line.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Syrian government plans to expand the port of Tartus, airports in three provinces and the railway line to boost the country’s economy, a member of the Russian parliamentary delegation to Syria said Saturday.

    Earlier in the day, the Russian delegation met with Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader Halqi.

    "There are plans to expand the port of Tartus, airports in Latakia, Damascus and Aleppo, as well as the railway line," Alexander Yushchenko told RIA Novosti.

    Yushchenko added that the expansion plans are aimed at increasing the economic potential of Syria.

    The delegation, comprising Russian parliamentarians, has arrived in Damascus with humanitarian and political mission on Friday.


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