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."

Syrian-Russian Cooperation Committee Continues Meetings to Reach Protocol

SOCHI– The meetings of the Syrian-Russian expert committees have continued for the second day in a bid to finalize the protocol of the tenth session of the Syrian-Russian Joint Committee for Economic, Trade and Scientific Cooperation.

The protocol will be signed on Tuesday by Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

According to SANA, the meetings of technical experts representing the various ministries and state institutions of both sides and the meetings between Syrian and Russian businessmen focused on joint cooperation between companies and expanding Russia’s investments in Syria and on its participation in the reconstruction of basic infrastructure damaged by terrorism.

Maritime Line between Lattakia Port and Russian Port of Novorossiysk

Damascus, (ST) - The Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade, represented by the Local Production and Export Support Authority and the Syrian Exporters Union, announced here on Monday the launch of the regular maritime route between Lattakia port and the Russian port of Novorossiysk in cooperation with the Russian company SIMA CGM.

According to the announcement, the steamer will kicks off of the Syrian ports of Lattakia to Mersin and Odessa to the Russian port of Novorossiysk. The flight will take 5 days to Odessa and Novorossiysk for 7 days.

Activities of the 1st International Trade and Investment Forum Concluded

Damascus, (ST) -Activities of the first International Trade and Investment Forum was concluded here on Saturday at the Sheraton Hotel in Damascus. The event was organized by Sawa Educational Group and the International Electronic University.

 During the closing ceremony, certificates were distributed to the trainees who continued to attend and participate in the forum's lectures, which were presented by experts and academics from Syria and several Arab countries on international trade for the purpose of preparing trade leaders at a high level of performance and effectiveness.