Syria and Iran have signed a series of agreements related to the fields electricity, health, and water, according to Syria’s state-controlled SANA news agency.

A group of Syrian government officials visited Tehran, one of Damascus’ few remaining allies, to approve the deals.

Under terms the memorandum of understanding, Iran’s energy ministry will provide Syria with electricity, import transmission and distribution equipment, establish generating plants and install automatic remote reading systems.

A separate pact calls for Iran to build waste-water treatment plants and also establish a water resource management.

Best by sanctions by many foreign countries due to President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal crackdown on opponents, Syria is seeking to increase trade relations with Iran.