Damascus International Fair Brings Together 30 Countries in its 61st Session

Damascus-The number of countries that to participate in the Damascus International Fair in its 61st Session has reached 30 countries so far. The number of reserved spaces exceeded 95,000 square meters, which is the largest area achieved since the first session in the fifties.

The Director of the General Foundation for International Exhibitions and Markets (GFIEM), Ghassan Al-Fakiani, said in a statement to SANA today that the 61st session of Damascus International Fair, which carries the slogan " From Syria to the World", enjoys a wide international participation, which confirms the strength of Syria and its international position, especially in the economic and investment fields.

Mr. Fakiani said that before the start of the Fair, the management of the GFIEM works to complete the equipment and finalize the pavilions, pointing out the completion of the processing work for the Syrian pavilion and start handing over the pavilions to the participants to prepare their pavilions in their final form and the accessing of their goods from private gates.

The total area of the exhibition city, which opened in 2003 at its new headquarters on the international airport road, is 1.2 million square meters. The total area of the exhibition is 83,000 square meters and the exposed exhibition space is 150 thousand square meters.

In the presence of specialized exhibitions in the Fair, Mr. Al-Fakiani said that they will include banks, insurance and agricultural products, Al-Basel Exhibition for creativity and invention, as well as a special pavilion of the traditional crafts. 

"The opening day will be on the 28th of August and will be limited to special invitations, while the exhibition will open its doors to visitors on the 29th of August and continues until 6 September,"Mr. Fakiani added.

The Damascus International Fair is a platform to promote Syrian products and an important opportunity for investment in Syria.

Sh. Kh.