Syria-Algeria Discuss Boosting Trade Exchange

 Damascus, (ST) – The Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Dr. Mohamed Samer Al-Khalil discussed here on Friday with Algerian Ambassador in Damascus Saleh Boucha the possibility of enhancing trade exchange and determining the list of goods to flow between the two countries.

 The Minister pointed to the need of some Syrian goods for "preferential treatment to enter the Algerian market, which strengthens its position in the market and makes from them a catalyst for the promotion of trade exchange between the two countries," pointing out what the Ministry is doing in terms of the formation of businessmen councils again, including the Syrian-Algerian Businessmen Council.

  During the meeting Mr. Al-Khalil expressed the desire of many economic activities and the Syrian business community to increase the volume of trade exchange with Algeria, adding that "the Syrian economy will determine a package of products, materials and quantities that will serve the Algerian market."

 For his part, Mr. Boucha expressed the desire of the Algerian side to enhance bilateral cooperation, pointing to his country's interest in "investment and trade exchanges, identifying sectors that can be worked out and ideas that can be applied on the ground."

Sh. Kh.

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