Syrian-Russian Committee for Technical, Scientific and Technological Cooperation Holds Its 11th Session in Damascus

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The 11th Session of the Syria-Russian Joint Committee for Technical, Scientific and Technological Cooperation is to be kicked off on December 12-14 with the purpose of following up efforts to enhance bilateral relations in all fields.

The Syrian side will be led by Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem, while the Russian side will be led by Yury Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

Discussions will focus on economic cooperation and ways to boost relations to reach strategic partnership that benefit both countries.

Indian Transport Minister: We Want to Develop Economic Relations with Syria

New Delhi- India's Minister of State for Transport, Fertilizers and Chemical Industries, Hans Mandavia, reiterated his country's support for Syria.

During his meeting with Syrian Ambassador to India Dr. Riyad Abbas, he praised Syria's victory over terrorism, which came as a result of the sacrifices made by the Syrian Arab Army and the steadfastness of the people and its leadership, expressing his desire to visit Syria to develop bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries in the fields of transport and manufacturing industries.

Abkhaz President underlines importance of economic cooperation with Syria


Sukhumi - President of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba said economic cooperation with Syria will be among the priorities of bilateral relations between the two countries.

In an interview with the Russian Sputnik agency, RT Channel and reported by SANA, Khajimba said issues related to building robust economies take center stage in his country’s priorities, which he said will be important for both Abkhazia and Syria.

“Contacts are underway to enhance economic relations, particularly in the fields of marine transportation, agriculture and education,” he pointed out.

Work Resumed in Some 800 Industrial Facilities in Damascus and Its Countryside

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Chairman of the Chamber of Industry of Damascus and Damascus Countryside Samer al-Dibs has announced that some 800 industrial facilities in Zablatani and Tel Kurdi areas have returned to work after years of stopping because of terrorism.

These facilities are added to many small vocational facilities which were reopened in al-Sbeineh and al-Qadam areas in Damascus Countryside.   

In a statement on Tuesday, al-Dibs said the return of these facilities to work came as a fruit of cooperation between all parties in rehabilitating the areas which were liberated by the Syrian Arab army from terrorism and providing all necessary services. He pointed out that  the industry chamber continuously contacts with industrialists in order to know their problems and meet their needs as to rehabilitate their facilities.

People’s Assembly Approves Bill on State General Budget for 2019

DAMASCUS- The People’s Assembly approved on Monday the bill on the state’s general budget for the 2019 fiscal year during a session chaired by Speaker Hammoudeh Sabbagh.

The budget has been set at SYP 3882 billion, according to SANA.

According to the bill, SYP 2782 billion will be allocated for running expenditures and 1110 billion for investment expenditures.