Syria, Armenia Discuss Increasing Trade Exchange and Cooperation in Tourism

DAMASCUS- Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil called for boosting the trade and investment relations between Syria and Armenia and taking concrete steps to achieve this.

This came during the minister's meeting with an Armenian economic delegation headed by Minister of Economic Development and Investments Suren Karayan on Saturday, in which the two sides discussed ways of increasing the volume of trade exchange between the two countries, establishing a committee to look into the products lists for trade exchange and the agreements between the two sides, SANA reported.

Promising Projects at the 6th Specialized Energy Exhibition

 Damascus, (ST) - With the participation of some 45 local, Arab and foreign companies, the 6th International Energy, Heating, Ventilation, Cooling and Air Conditioning (ALL - ENERGEY) was launched here on Monday at the Dama Rose Hotel.

 The exhibition, which was organized by the Tayyarah Exhibition and Conferences Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Electricity, the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, and the National Center for Energy Research and the Engineers Syndicate, included the specialties of heating, ventilation, cooling, Air Conditioning, electric power, water technology, environmental systems and all reconstruction requirements during the next phase.

Agriculture Ministry, FAO Celebrate World Food Day

Damascus, (ST) - Under the slogan "Let's change the future of migration ... invest in food security and rural development", the Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday, in cooperation with the World Food Organization (FAO), organized a celebration of World Food Day in the Zabadani region, Damascus Countryside.

Minister of Agriculture Ahmed Al-Qadri confirmed that the Ministry of Agriculture and FAO decided to celebrate this year World Food Day in an untypical way and away from closed halls through the participation of farmers on the field day, including the planting of fruit trees in the plain of Zabadani as a support for farmers in the region and send a message to their children that we continue their support.

Vegetable oils give a lift to FAO Food Price Index

Rome - Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and to a lesser extent dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains.

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 178.4 points for the month of September, up 0.8 percent from August and marking a 4.3 percent increase from a year earlier.

The FAO Food Price Index is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities.

The FAO Vegetable Oil Price Index increased by 4.6 percent, driven primarily by palm oil, although values for soy, rapeseed and sunflower oils also rose.

European Trade Unionists Call for Immediate Lifting of Western Sanctions on Syria

BRUSSELS– Participants at the trade union symposium in Brussels affirmed their strong condemnation of the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed by the United States and the European Union against Syria, its people and its workers.