Syria tells Russia it needs fuel and wheat, wants more trade

BEIRUT -- Syria needs wheat and fuel to alleviate shortages and suffering caused by its civil war and wants to expand trade ties with Russia, the Syrian government told a high-level Russian delegation on Tuesday.


An ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia launched air strikes to support his forces against anti-government rebels last September.
The conflict, which is in its sixth year, has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and caused food and fuel shortages in many areas.


Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem told the economic and defence delegation to Damascus that Syria needed economic support in the form of wheat and fuel to ease shortages caused by the conflict and to "alleviate Syrians' suffering", state news agency SANA reported.


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