Syrian, Iranian Construction Cooperation

Damascus-Minister of Public Works and Housing Hussain Arnous and Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, who is Chairman of the Syrian-Iranian Joint Economic Committee, discussed here on Thursday prospects of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of construction during the reconstruction phase.

Mr. Akhoundi affirmed his country's support for Syria in various fields and its readiness to contribute to the reconstruction, development, planning of cities and organization, pointing out that Iran has sufficient expertise in the fields of constructionof roads and bridges.

Douma Hosts Ghouta Shopping Festival

DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE– The Syrian city of Douma, recently liberated from terrorists by the Syrian Arab army, is currently hosting "Ghouta shopping festival" With the participation of more than 40 local companies.

The festival aims to provide the citizens in Douma with all basic materials they need in cheaper prices than in the market. It also aims at activating the economic life in eastern Ghouta.

Agriculture Minister Calls on UN Organizations to Help Revive Syria's Agricultural Sector

 Rome-The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ended its 34th Regional Conference for the Near East and North Africa at FAO Headquarters in Rome with the participation of 26 countries including Syria.

 The five-day conference was attended by 144 participants representing 26 countries, including 4 observers, 6 international non-governmental organizations, 5 intergovernmental organizations, two private sector organizations, 6 civil society organizations and 5 United Nations organizations.

Some 85 Companies Take Part in "Syria Food" Exhibition

Damascus-The Syrian Food Industries Exhibition, organized by the Syrian Exporters' Union and the Chamber of Industry of Damascus and its countryside, started on Thursday at the Fair Ground, with the participation of 85 companies.

The five -day exhibition is the largest of its kind in the field of food industries. It is located on an area of 12 thousand square meters and includes all locally produced food items in order to prove that the Syrian food product has high added value and has competitive advantages.

Syria Participates in Algiers International Exhibition

Algeria- With the participation of Syria, the 51st Algiers International Exhibition opened on Wednesday at the Palace of Fairs in Algiers.

Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed O Yahya visited the Syrian pavilion accompanied by a number of ministers of the Algerian government and members of the diplomatic corps and heard an explanation from the Minister in Charge of the Syrian Embassy, Dr. Afif Hamdan, about Syrian participation in the exhibition.