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Economic Cooperation with Russian Delegation Discussed

Damascus- A delegation of Russian businessmen, currently visiting Syria, discussed with the Damascus and Damascus countryside Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in two separate meetings, ways to enhance economic and trade cooperation and overcome obstacles.

The delegation of Russian businessmen represents 11 regions in Russia and seeks to establish partnerships with the Syrian side, according to the head of the delegation, Igor Matveev, talked about the existence of possibilities and broad areas of cooperation between the two countries, pointing out that these meetings provide room for the promotion and development of joint trade.

"We are very optimistic about this visit and we are working to invest all opportunities available to enhance and contribute to the consolidation of relations between the two countries," the head of the Russian delegation said.

For his part, the head of the Damascus Chamber of Commerce, Ghassan Al-Qalaa called for the establishment of a commercial banking company to pay the value of goods exchanged between the two countries and find a permanent means to ship goods by sea rather than land lines, stressing the importance of mutual visits between the businessmen of the two countries and the participation of Russian companies in Damascus International Fair.

A number of members of the Board of Directors of the Damascus Chamber of Commerce expressed their readiness to cooperate and develop relations with Russian businessmen in light of the eastward direction in Syria's trade and economic relations, calling on the Russian side to work to reduce the indicative prices of Syrian goods exported to Russia to enable them to compete.

For his part, the Chairman of the Chamber of Industry of Damascus and its Countryside, Samer Al-Dibs, pointed to the need to establish strategic industrial companies between businessmen from both countries and the diversification of economic, trade and investment cooperation.

While a number of members of the Board of Directors of the Chamber called for the development of cooperation, especially in the food industry and to facilitate the entry of Syrian goods to Russia and grant them the necessary exemptions and the creation of branches of Russian companies in Syria.

Sh. Kh.