Serbian Foreign Minister: We are interested in strengthening economic cooperation with Syria

Belgrade (ST): Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Silakovic affirmed his country's desire to advance and strengthen bilateral relations with Syria in all fields and its permanent support for Syria's sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity.

During his meeting with Chargé d'Affairs at the Syrian Embassy in Belgrade, Dr. Ammar Awad, Silakovic noted Serbia's interest in intensifying political dialogue and enhancing economic cooperation and trade exchange with Syria.

Silakovic welcomed the fact that the Foreign and Expatriates  Minister Dr. Faisal Miqdad, will head the Syrian delegation to the meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, which will be held in Belgrade this month, pointing to the importance of cooperation between the two countries within the framework of the Movement.

Syria, Cuba hold talks on enhancing economic cooperation

Syria’s Ambassador to Cuba Idris Mayya and the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment of Cuba Ana Teresita Gonzalez discussed enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries.

During a meeting at the headquarters of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment in Havana, Gonzalez affirmed her country’s support for Syria in all domains, stressing the importance of boosting bilateral economic relations to the highest level.

On his part, Mayya explained the economic situation in Syria and the difficulties facing the country due to the coercive economic measures and blockade imposed by the United States and European countries and due to the war that has been waged against Syria for more than ten years.

He reiterated that Syria will press ahead with its battle against terrorism until it completely eliminates the terrorists and restores security and stability countrywide.

193 craft and industrial facilities opened in Tartous since the beginning of the year

Tartous (ST): The number of handicraft and industrial establishments opened since the beginning of the year in Tartous Governorate has reached 193 facilities with a capital of 3 billion pounds, which were able to secure 569 job opportunities.

According to a report issued by the Tartous Industry Directorate, the number of handicraft establishments opened reached 128, including 65 food establishments, 45 engineering establishments, 9 chemical and similar textile establishments, with a total capital estimated at 790 million pounds, and the value of their machines 634 million pounds, which were able to secure 279 job opportunities.

Chinese talks on enhancing joint cooperation

Dubai (ST): During his visit to the Chinese pavilion at the Dubai Expo, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Dr. Mohammad Samer Al-Khalil discussed with the Vice-President of the Chinese Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Commissioner-General of the pavilion, Zhang Xinfeng, ways to enhance joint cooperation between Syria and China in various fields.

Minister Al-Khalil praised the distinguished relations with China and stressed the importance of cooperation in all fields, whether at the governmental or private levels, indicating that China is Syria's largest strategic commercial partner and that Syria encourages Chinese companies to invest in it.

Minister Al-Khalil expressed thanks to China for standing by Syria and providing humanitarian aid, in addition to training courses that benefit many workers in the country.

For his part, Zhang stressed the deep cooperation between the two countries and the need to enhance trade and investment between them.

Discussions to reactivate the Syrian-Emirati Businessmen Council

On October 3rd, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Dr. Mohamed Samer Al-Khalil met with Emirati Minister of Economy Abdullah Touq.
The two ministers discussed the most important economic issues of joint concern, including the agreement on activating the UAE-Syrian Business Council with a view to promoting trade, investment and cooperation between the two countries.