Syrian, Iraqi Electricity Linkage Agreement Discussed

Damascus, (ST) - The Minister of Electricity, Eng. Mohamed Zuhair Kharbotli, discussed with his Iraqi counterpart Qassem Mohammad Al-Fahdawi the completion of the electricity linkage agreement signed last month between Syria, Iraq and Iran and benefiting from industrial and human resources to participate in the reconstruction phase.

The cabinet discusses economic feasibility of joint companies

Damascus - The cabinet discussed on Tuesday the situation of joint companies with other countries and asked the ministries to study the economic feasibility of these companies, their active status, job force and their contribution to the economic process.

The Cabinet, in a weekly session, chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, also discussed the status of the services provided to citizens in public hospitals, affirming that the ministries should provide the best medical services and healthcare, SANA reported.

It adopted the final formula of joint projects among a number of ministries with the needed schedule to implement them which include institutional and administrative reform.

"Made in Syria" Exhibition in Baghdad Extends its Activities

 Baghdad,(ST) - The head of the Syrian Exporters Federation (SEF), Mohamed Al-Sawah, announced the extension of the "Made in Syria" exhibition in Baghdad due to the heavy demand from Iraqi citizens and merchants.

 Mr. al Sawah said in a statement on Friday that the Syrian industrial companies participating in the exhibition, which number about 200 companies began shipping additional goods from Syria to the land of the exhibition due to the increased demand for purchase of Syrian products by visitors.

FAO Food Price Index declines in November amid cereals boom

Rome - Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index issued today.

The index averaged 175.8 points in November, down 0.5 percent from the previous month while still up 2.3 percent from a year earlier.

Russia's Key Role in Syria Reconstruction Stressed

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Prime Minister Imad Khamis and the visiting Russian government and economic delegation led by Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin discussed economic cooperation and Russia's key role in the reconstruction era in Syria.

"Syria is pressing ahead with fighting terrorism until the entire Syrian territory is cleaned of terrorists and with launching production and creating suitable environment to attract investments which would refresh the national economy," said the premier, adding that "Syria is advancing steadily towards the last chapter of the terrorist war thanks to the victories of the hero Syrian army and its allies and supporting forces on terrorists."