Prime Minister: government keen on providing all requirements to enhance steadfastness and increase production

Damascus – Prime Minister Imad Khamis stressed that the sacrifices of the Syrian army and armed forces have enabled the government to perform its responsibilities and strengthen the steadfastness of the Syrian people who back up the army in its war on terrorism.

Premier Khamis was speaking during the activities of the 9th session of the General Council of the General Federation of Trade Unions.

He noted that having no foreign debts, preserving its foreign exchange reserves, providing support to strategic crops and addressing key economic issues set indicators for Syria’s success in overcoming all difficult circumstances, SANA reported.

Syria, Iran discuss cooperation prospects in reconstruction and water fields

Damascus – Minister of Public Works and Housing Hussein Arnous discussed prospects of bilateral cooperation with the Iranian delegation participating in Re-Build Syria Expo, headed by Iranian Minister of Energy.

Both sides focused in their discussions on the preparations for the post-war reconstruction stage, SANA reported.

Minister Arnous noted that Iran’s participation in the Expo was the largest, with 25 companies that “enriched the Expo with building and construction requirements, equipment and vehicles,” calling for establishing joint construction companies.

Minister of Water Resources Nabil al-Hassan also met an Iranian technical delegation, chaired by Iranian Deputy Minister of Energy, and discussed with them means to have a fruitful cooperation between the Syrian and Iranian companies concerned, especially in the fields of water, sewage and irrigation systems.

Syria-Lebanon Agreement on Expanding Trade Exchange of Agricultural Products

Damascus,(ST)- Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Dr. Abdullah al-Gharbi and Lebanese Minister of Agriculture Ghazi Zu'aiter discussed here on Thursday means of developing economic cooperation and trade relations between Syria and Lebanon.

 The meeting was attended by the Secretary-General of the Syrian-Lebanese Supreme Council Nasri Khoury, who signed the minutes of the talks, which included that the two sides have to work to facilitate the flow of agricultural products and agricultural production requirements and remove all obstacles to the flow of these goods, in accordance to the laws and regulations in force in both countries and to supply Syrian markets with bananas and potatoes and restrict their importation in the Syrian Trading Establishment from the Syrian side and restrict the exportation to one party from the Lebanese side at the request of the Syrian side.

Increasing Trade Exchange and Investments between Syria and Mauritania

Damascus, (ST) – Chairman of the Damascus Chamber of Commerce Mohamed Ghassan Qallaa discussed here on Thursday with the Mauritanian parliamentary delegation how to benefit from the possibilities of the two countries in developing economic and trade relations, establishing investments in both countries and increasing trade exchange for the benefit of the two brotherly peoples.

 Mr. Qallaa stressed the need to work on developing economic and trade cooperation between the two countries and looking for commercial investment opportunities and holding exhibitions and festivals selling Syrian products there and supplying Mauritanian products to Syria.

Economy Minister: Permanent Centers for Syrian Products Abroad

Damascus, (ST) –The Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Dr. Mohammed Samer Al-Khalil said that Syria will witness in the coming periods important exhibitions at the local and foreign levels with government support.

The Minister pointed out that there is a government interest in international exhibitions to open outlets for the disposal of Syrian products and increase exports and trade exchange between Syria and other countries, pointing out that participation in these exhibitions will be a gateway to the opening of permanent centers of Syrian products in a number of cities in the friendly countries of Syria.