Premier: Government Provides all Facilities to Promote the Pharmaceutical Industry

DAMASCUS, (ST) - The Prime Minister Eng. Emad Khamis, met here on Monday with the Chairman and members of the Executive Bureau of the Arab Pharmacists Federation led by Dr. Mohieddin Obaid. The meeting dealt with a number of issues relating to improving the reality of the pharmaceutical industries, providing support for them, recording medicines among different Arab countries, the possibility of producing medicines of high quality and the need to enhance cooperation between medicine-concerned Arab organizations and pharmacy profession and scientific cooperation.

Syrian –Russian Businessmen Forum to be Held in Moscow

Moscow, (ST) -The Executive Director of the Syrian –Russian Business Council Dr. Louay Youssef said preparations for the meeting of the Syrian – Russian Business Forum, to be held in Moscow in February, 2018 have started intensively.

"We have begun preparations for the meeting of the Syrian – Russian Business Forum, which will include 120 companies from each side. The forum was adopted at the closing session of the tenth session of the Russian government committee for Syrian cooperation between the two countries which was held in the Russian city of Sochi on the 10th of the current month, “Russia quoted Yusuf as saying.

Development of Transportation with the Russian Side Discussed

Damascus, (ST) - The Minister of Transport Eng. Ali Hammoud said that the ministry discussed with concerned parties in the Russian Federation the possibility of cooperation to rehabilitate the airports in the liberated areas, the establishment of new airports, the rehabilitation of the air transport fleet and the providing of modern aircraft.

Mr. Hammoud, who is participating in the meetings of the Syrian-Russian Joint Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation in Sochi, said talks with the Russian side included ways to develop the naval fleet, establish a floating dock for ship repair and rehabilitation of bridges destroyed by terrorism and road maintenance.

ACSAD Holds a Workshop in Egypt on Joint Projects

 Cairo,(ST) - Participants in the workshop, held in cooperation between the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACADS), discussed the joint projects between the two sides.

 During the workshop held in Cairo, Egyptian Minister of Agriculture Dr. Abdel Moneim El-Banna highlighted the important role ACSAD plays in reaching sustainable Arab agricultural development in arid and semi-arid regions and the high confidence it has acquired. He stressed the importance of implementing more joint projects with ACSAD, Egypt and projects for the development of livestock and water harvesting.

Al-Moallem: Syria and Russia to Cooperate in Struggle for Rebuilding Syrian Economy

SOCHI, (ST)-  The 10th meeting of the Syrian-Russian permanent committee on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation concluded on Tuesday after signing a final cooperation protocol.

The protocol was co-signed by leaders of the two delegations to the committee:  the Syrian Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem and the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

During the opening session of the meeting, al-Moallem said "the Syrian leadership and people are grateful to Russia for its principled stances and firm support and assistance to the Syrian people in the fight against takfiri terrorism groups."

He added that interaction within the meetings of the Russian-Syrian Committee on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation has built a solid base for strategic economic cooperation between the two countries, because the goal is to achieve welfare and security to the Syrian people and to make the Russian citizen feel that his country's actions in Syria are profitable.

Syria's cooperation with Russia and other allies has helped the country get closer towards the final victory, said al-Moallem, stressing that "it is normal and important at this stage to begin the next fight which is  the struggle for rebuilding the Syrian economy."