Damascus International Fair to be Held on August 17-26

DAMASCUS – A special work meeting headed by Prime Minister Imad Khamis was held on Thursday to draw up an integrated action plan to launch Damascus International Fair, setting August 17-26 as a date for organizing the fair.

The meeting outlined the main headlines to organize the fair in terms of determining the required amounts of money through the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade, setting up a mechanism for communication with embassies and companies of friendly countries and developing integrated action plans to ensure the widest participation of industrialists and businessmen from these countries.

Arab, Iranian Bussinessmen's Participation in "Syria Moda" Exhibition Affirms Their Support for Syrians against Sanctions

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Prime Minister Imad Khamis has stressed that the participation of the Arab and Iranian businessmen in the activities of the "Syria Moda" for Clothing Exhibition , currently held in Damascus, is very important as it expresses the businessmen's support for the Syrian state and people against the western economic sanctions imposed on the Syrians.  

Khamis made the remarks during his meeting on Monday with a delegation representing Arab and Iranian businessmen taking part in the exhibition.

"It is a message to all countries that Syria has decided to continue work and production and to organize wider exhibitions as to provide an opportunity for businessmen from other countries to participate," said the prime minister.

Syria Moda exhibition kicks off with participation of 200 local companies

Damascus – Under the patronage of Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the activities of “Syria Moda” exhibition for clothing kicked off on Sunday in the hotels of Dama Rose, Sheraton, and Cham in Damascus city.

The three-day exhibition is held with the participation of about 200 Syrian companies specialized in clothing, textiles, and production supplies, in addition to about 600 businessmen from Arab countries, SANA reported.

FAO Food Price Index Edges Higher in February

 Rome-The FAO Food Price Index rose slightly in February, marking its seventh consecutive monthly rise, led by increasing wheat and maize prices.

 The FAO Food Price Index averaged 175.5 points in February, its highest value in almost two years, marking a 0.5 percent increase from its revised January value and 17.2 percent above its February 2016 level.

 The FAO Cereal Price Index rose 2.5 percent from January, led by increasing prices for wheat, even as maize and rice prices also posted modest increases.

 FAO's Food Price Index is a trade-weighted index tracking international market prices of five major food commodity groups. Increases were reported for four of the five sub-indices in February.

Some 200 Syrian Companies to Take Part in Syria Mod Exhibition

Damascus,(ST) - Under the patronage of the Prime Minister, Eng. Emad Khamis, the Syria Mod exhibition will be held with the participation of some 200 Syrian companies on March 26 and 28 at Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus.

In a statement to local press, Eng. Khamis pointed out that "the country has  begun to take the course of recovery and harvesting fruits will not be far away."

Eng, Khamis clarified the recovery of exhibitions industry including “Syria Mod” and Khan al Harir Exhibition and the reopening of the Damascus International Fair this summer after a five-year stop is a direct indication of the success of the government's policy of leading the production process correctly by supporting production stages, ensuring sufficient flexibility to respond to the repercussions and effects of the crisis and launching reconstruction which means the ability to deal with the requirements of reconstruction in a balanced manner.