Syria participates in the Petersburg International Economic Forum

St. Petersburg, Russia - The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum kicked off here on Saturday with the participation of several countries including Syria, as well as a number of politicians and economists, to discuss the problems of the global economy and ways to strengthen economic cooperation with Russia.

The forum is held this year in its 22nd edition under the slogan "Building a confidence economy", which is attended by about 15,000 people from different countries and includes more than 90 activities.

Syria is represented at the forum by Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Dr. Mohammad Samer Al-Khalil. A delegation from the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce, a number of members of the People's Assembly and a number of Syrian businessmen participate in the event.


In a statement to the SANA correspondent in Moscow, Dr. Khalil said that this participation comes to continue communication with the Russian side, including Russian companies and Russian businessmen in all sectors, especially at this stage that Syria is now undergoing in the reconstruction phase.

He added that this forum is also an opportunity to communicate at the official level with the delegations of friendly countries participating in the event, adding that the importance of the 22nd session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum lies in addressing protectionist disputes and their negative effects on the global economy. "Building a confidence economy" aimed at achieving real and sustainable economic growth.

Mr. Al-Khalil is scheduled to hold a series of meetings on the sidelines of the forum with companies and businessmen from the Russian Federation and some other friendly countries.

The forum is a unique international event in the economic and business world where leaders of political and economic forces meet annually and are attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and attended by French President Emmanuel Macaron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this year as well as International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde.

Forty of the world's largest fund managers attend the forum, which is a platform to attract foreign investment to the Russian economy, where many agreements, deals and memorandums of understanding are signed annually between the world's leading economic and financial institutions.

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