A Syrian official has said Syria expects to receive a new credit package worth nearly $1 billion to buy essential goods and materials.
Hayan Salman, assistant to the Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, said on Wednesday Syria hopes to get a credit line worth around to secure the flow of essential goods and materials.
A previous $3.6 billion credit line from Iran was close to being used up, he said.
His comments come a day after Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus and reiterated Tehran's backing for the Syrian government.
Iran is a staunch supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad and has supplied his government with billions of dollars since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011.
Tehran extended a $1 billion credit line to Syria to help support the country’s currency in June 2013.