BEIRUT, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese and Syrian ministers pledged to boost economic ties on Wednesday, state media reported.
Syria's economy minister said the visit marked "a chance for joint action, for reinforcing cooperation, whether it's in terms of investment or of trade."
The Damascus International Fair is to open this week for the first time since the Syrian conflict began six years ago.
In a village at the Lebanese-Syrian border, Hajj Hassan, a Hezbollah member, said the Lebanese ministers met with Syrian officials.
"The historic Syrian-Lebanese ties will continue and we as Lebanese have every interest in them continuing," he said.
Hezbollah has sent thousands of its fighters to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government in the battle against Syrian rebel groups and militants.
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah urged the Lebanese state to strengthen relations with Syria. Nasrallah said Lebanon needed its larger neighbour for its security interests, as well as agricultural, gas and oil exports.