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.

GFP Signs Contract to Buy 3,000 Tractors from Iran

Damascus - The General Federation of Peasants (GFP) in Syria signed here on Friday a contract with the Iranian company "Traktor Manfactornk" to buy 3,000 tractors to be sold to farmers.

The head of the GFP, Ahmed Saleh Ibrahim, stressed during the signing of the contract at the headquarters of the Federation in Damascus the Federation's keenness to provide tractors for farmers at appropriate prices under loans from the Agricultural Cooperative Bank, pointing to the importance of contracting with the Iranian company specialized in the production of agricultural machinery.

For his part, the Director of the Iranian Company, Eng. Abul Fotouh Ibrahimi, pointed out the commitment of his company to supply tractors to Syria according to the time specified in the agreement, indicating that the Iranian tractors have modern specifications suited to the nature of agricultural work in Syria.

For his part, the Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Peasants Khalid Khazal said that the purchase of this large quantity of tractors comes within the framework of the GFP’s keenness to contribute effectively to modernize and develop the requirements of agricultural production and provide various types of facilities according to the possibilities available to farmers.

Some 52 Companies in the Exhibition of "Made in Syria" in Benghazi

Benghazi - With the participation of 52 Syrian industrial companies, activities of the exhibition “Made in Syria” for direct sale was opened in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday.

The exhibition was held by the Syrian Exporters Federation and Damascus Chamber of Industry with the support of the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade and the Council of Businessmen in Benghazi.

The 4,000-meter exhibition includes products from clothing, footwear, food, detergents, chemical and engineering products.

A Remarkable Turnout at the Syrian Pavilion at the Spring Trade Fair in Pyongyang

Pyongyang-The Syrian pavilion at the 21stSpring Trade Fair, which kicked off in Pyongyang, received a strong response from Korean citizens, guests and foreign diplomats.

The Syrian pavilion included various exhibits of fabrics, handicrafts, hand-made clothes, foodstuffs, pastries and decorative cloth posters of the Syrian heritage, which bear the culture, the history stories and the seven gates of Damascus.

Al -Sham Wings to Arrive in Moscow Next June

Damascus- Al -Sham Aviation Company announced the launch of direct flights between Damascus and Moscow starting next June.

The Director of Business Development in Al -Sham Wings, Osama Shata, said in a statement to Sana that the destination towards Moscow came to facilitate the travel of citizens and expatriates in Russia from Damascus to Moscow and vice versa and activate the movement of goods and activate trade exchange between the two friendly countries.