Food Expo to Open Soon in Damascus

 Damascus,(ST) –The 13th session of Food Expo will be held on May 1 at the Dama Rose Hotel, organized by the Delta Group for Economy and Business, with the participation of major food manufacturers specialized in national packaging.

"The aim of the exhibition is to promote the Syrian food industries, especially those that have survived during the years of crisis despite the conditions of the unjust siege on the Syrian people," said Ghayath Shamma, head of the organizing group for the four-day exhibition.

Global Food Prices Decline in March as Sugar and Vegetable Oils Slide

Rome- Global food prices monitored by FAO fell in March amid large available supplies and expectations of strong harvests.

The FAO Food Price Index averaged nearly 171 points in March, marking a 2.8 percent drop from the previous month while remaining 13.4 percent above its level a year earlier.  
FAO's Food Price Index is a trade-weighted index tracking international market prices of five major food commodity groups.

FAO also released its first world cereal supply and demand outlook for the year ahead, expecting it to be "another season of relative market tranquillity" with grain inventories remaining at near-record levels.

Damascus International Fair to be Held on August 17-26

DAMASCUS – A special work meeting headed by Prime Minister Imad Khamis was held on Thursday to draw up an integrated action plan to launch Damascus International Fair, setting August 17-26 as a date for organizing the fair.

The meeting outlined the main headlines to organize the fair in terms of determining the required amounts of money through the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade, setting up a mechanism for communication with embassies and companies of friendly countries and developing integrated action plans to ensure the widest participation of industrialists and businessmen from these countries.

Arab, Iranian Bussinessmen's Participation in "Syria Moda" Exhibition Affirms Their Support for Syrians against Sanctions

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Prime Minister Imad Khamis has stressed that the participation of the Arab and Iranian businessmen in the activities of the "Syria Moda" for Clothing Exhibition , currently held in Damascus, is very important as it expresses the businessmen's support for the Syrian state and people against the western economic sanctions imposed on the Syrians.  

Khamis made the remarks during his meeting on Monday with a delegation representing Arab and Iranian businessmen taking part in the exhibition.

"It is a message to all countries that Syria has decided to continue work and production and to organize wider exhibitions as to provide an opportunity for businessmen from other countries to participate," said the prime minister.

Syria Moda exhibition kicks off with participation of 200 local companies

Damascus – Under the patronage of Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the activities of “Syria Moda” exhibition for clothing kicked off on Sunday in the hotels of Dama Rose, Sheraton, and Cham in Damascus city.

The three-day exhibition is held with the participation of about 200 Syrian companies specialized in clothing, textiles, and production supplies, in addition to about 600 businessmen from Arab countries, SANA reported.