Rehabilitation of the Irrigation Sector Discussed with FAO

Damascus- The second consultative meeting organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform and the Ministry of Water resources in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) discussed here on Wednesday the irrigation and water resources situation in Syria, the prospects of rehabilitation of the destroyed irrigation projects and the future objectives of the development of the agricultural sector.

Syria Iraq to Develop Transport Cooperation

Baghdad- Iraqi Transport Minister Eng. Abdullah Luaibi discussed here on Tuesday with Syrian Ambassador to Iraq Sattam Jadan Al-Dandah ways to enhance and develop commercial cooperation in the fields of land and air transport between the two brotherly countries.

The two sides pointed to the importance of opening border crossings between the Syrian region of Bou Kamal and the Iraqi region of al -Qa'im to facilitate the movement of transport and trade exchange between the two countries.

"We discussed with Ambassador, Al-Dandah, the return of Iraqi air transport through Iraqi airways to Syrian airports and the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries to develop the reality of transport and to develop investment plans in various fields," Eng. Luaibi said in a statement.

Damascus Chamber of Commerce Calls on Armenian Businessmen to Benefit from Investment Opportunities in Syria

DAMASCUS- The Board of Directors of Damascus Chamber of Commerce discussed on Sunday with a delegation of Syrian expatriates in Armenia and a number of Armenian economic figures means of upgrading economic and trade relations and establishing partnerships between the Syrian and Armenian businessmen at various levels, SANA reported.

Head of Damascus Chamber of Commerce Ghassan al-Qallaa called on the Armenian businessmen to take advantage of the available investment opportunities in Syria during the reconstruction stage, pointing out to the need to develop a mechanism for enhancing trade exchange between the two countries.

ACSAD organizes the 4th Meeting to Develop Palm Cultivation Methods in Beirut

Beirut- With the participation of experts from 12 Arab countries, including Syria, the fourth technical meeting of the project "Development of methods of cultivation and service of palm groves to increase production and improve quality in the Arab region" was organized on Saturday by the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Drylands (ACSAD) for two days in Beirut.

Syria, Russia Sign Protocol of 11th Session of the Syrian-Russian Commission’s

DAMASCUS-Syria and the Russian Federation signed the protocol of the 11th session of the Russian-Syrian Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation at the conclusion of its activities in Damascus.

According to SANA, the protocol was signed by Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem and Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yury Borisov.

The two sides signed the framework agreement to implement a roadmap for trade and industrial cooperation signed by Chairman of Planning and International Cooperation Authority Imad Sabouni and the Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Georgy Kalamanov.