Ecuador has sealed five agreements on tourist, trade, political, judiciary and economic cooperation deals with Syria, according to DP News. The tourism cooperation deal includes agreements to work together on the training, marketing and promotion of tourist products, while trade and economic pacts include creating a committee that will be in charge on cooperation between the two countries, as well as work toward increasing trade exchange.

    The political cooperation agreement establishes a mechanism for enhanced political consultation between El Salvador and Syria and the judiciary deal covers the transfer of people with prison terms of beyond six months who want to do time in their own countries, DP News says.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.