Technical Staff to Meet the Demands of Investors at the Damascus International Fair

DAMASCUS, (ST) - The Director of the Investment Authority (IA) Dr. Inas Al -Umawi said in a statement to local press that the Authority will participate in the Damascus International Fair, where the Authority will work through this participation to provide all services and information on the investment environment and investment map in Syria, which was prepared in cooperation with all concerned bodies and with the participation of various sectors in all Syrian governorates and which was recently presented at the first Syrian Investment Forum, and sponsored by the Prime Minister.

Fidelas: Greek Companies Interested in Strong Participation in Damascus International Fair

Damascus,(ST)- Representative of Greek companies at the Damascus International Fair, Theodore Fidelas, stressed that the best Greek companies are interested in participating strongly in the Damascus International Fair, pointing out that this participation sends important messages expressing the enthusiasm of these companies and their willingness to be part of the reconstruction of Syria.

FAO Food Price Index Rises Further in July

ROME - Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations.

The FAO Food Price Index - a monthly trade-weighted index tracking international market prices of five major food commodity groups - averaged 179.1 points in July, its highest value since January 2015, marking a 2.3 percent increase from June 2017 and 10.2 percent rise from its level a year earlier.

Information Minister, IRTVU Chief Inspect Preparations for Damascus International Fair

DAMASCUS – Information Minister Mohammad Ramez Tourjman affirmed that the re-launching of the Damascus International Fair after a pause for years and the large participation in it locally and internationally are evidence of the victory of Syria and the return of life to it, SANA reported.

During a tour with the Secretary General of the Islamic Radios & Televisions Union “IRTVU” Ali Karimian on the fairground, Tourjman told reporters that the Ministry, since the first day of announcing the re-launch of the exhibition, has developed a special media plan to cover its events.

Belarus desires to start joint project with Syria in machinery manufacturing and assembling

Damascus – Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil affirmed on Thursday the necessity of enhancing cooperation between Syria and Belarus in the economic sector for the benefit of the two friendly countries.

During a meeting with the Ambassador of Belarus in Damascus Alexandr Ponomarev, al-Khalil stressed the importance of the participation of Belarusian companies and businessmen in the coming Damascus International Fair, considering that the quality and specializations of Belarusian companies participating in the Fair are evidence of their understanding of the needs required during the next stage in Syria, SANA reported.

He pointed out that the formation of the Syrian-Belarusian Businessmen Council from the Belarusian side highly contributes to strengthening ties between the business communities in the two countries.

In turn, Ponomarev expressed his country’s keenness to enhance economic cooperation with Syria, pointing out that the Fair “is an important opportunity to present the country’s economic potentials, especially as there are five companies so far that will participate in the events of Damascus International Fair.

He affirmed his country’s desire to establish a joint project for with the Syrian side for manufacturing and assembling trucks and machinery, noting that cooperation with Syria “does not concern only with the commercial side, but rather goes beyond that to a broader objective of settling these industries in Syria, which would generate job opportunities and guarantee a real contribution to the Syrian economy.”