Syria Takes Part in the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai

Damascus - With the participation of Syria and 2800 Arab and foreign exhibitors representing travel agencies, tourism companies and series of local and international hotels, activities the Arabian Travel Market kicked off on Sunday in Dubai City in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Syria participates in the Arabian Travel Market for the first time through a pavilion that extends over an area of 40 meters that includes participants from Tourism Ministry and a number of bodies from the tourism sector, in addition to a number of companies and hotels from the private sector such as Cham Wings Airlines and the Syrian Company for Transport and Tourism, in addition to a number of tourism and travel agencies.

Deputy Tourism Minister, Head of the Syrian delegation, Eng. Ghiath al-Farrah stressed that Syria's participation in the event is very important as it reflects the recovery of tourism sector in Syria in coincidence with the reconstruction stage in the various fields, pointing out that the Syrian presence "is a kind of surprise to all the visitors of the Arabian Travel Market and the Syrian expatriates in the UAE.

Mr. Al-Farrah underlined the importance of the investment and the available investment opportunities in Syria after restoring security to different tourist destinations.

For his part, Head of the Federation of Syrian Tourism Chambers, Mohammad Khaddour, said that the event represents an opportunity for the Syrian participants to invite economic activities and businessmen and tourists to visit Syria.

Assistant Director of the Syrian Company for Transport and Tourism, Nidal Jabr, said that "participation in the exhibition paved the way to introduce the work process and the tasks of the company, as well as marketing for its activities."

It is worth mentioning that the Arabian Travel Market is a leading global travel industry event in the Middle East and North Africa.

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2nd Aleppo International Fair an Opportunity to Introduce Local Production

Aleppo province, which is considered as the economic and industrial capital of Syria, is witnessing, like other areas liberated from terrorism, the return of the agriculture, industrial and economic movement.

The current state of stability in most Syrian areas has encouraged Arab and foreign companies to come and invest in the country and take part in different activities in all domains.

The currently held 2nd Aleppo International Fair is witnessing remarkable participation of about  500 companies from various industrial, commercial and service sectors.

In a statement to SANA correspondent, Ali Nizam, the Director of the Aleppo International Fair, highlighted the remarkable development the fair is witnessing in its second edition in terms of the participations and the quality of the national products.

Murad calls for Coordination with Syria to Strengthen Economic Relations

Beirut- Lebanese Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Hassan Murad called for coordination with the Syrian government to strengthen economic relations between the two countries and to alleviate the effects of the unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria.

"Syria has always been Lebanon's commercial gateway," Murad said in a statement to SANA correspondent in Beirut, noting that Lebanon should be an effective economic station to help Syria.

Arab Economic Forum Recommends Breaking the Coercive Economic Measures Imposed on the Syrian People

DAMASCUS - The Arab Economic Exchange Forum held here on Wednesday at Damascus' Dama Rose Hotel under the title "Together Towards a Common Arab Market", recommended the breaking of unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people and the creation of economic and trade opportunities to achieve this goal.

The participants in the forum affirmed in a statement at the conclusion of their meeting the necessity of activating Arab economic integration, improving the volume of inter-trade, opening new Arab markets, establishing an integrated policy among all economic sectors in support of Syrian exportable products, raising Arab export efficiency in general and showing Syria as an investment zone in terms of its important geographical position.

Syria, Bulgaria To Activate Economic Cooperation

DAMASCUS - The Board of Directors of Damascus Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday discussed here on Tuesday  with a delegation representing the Bulgarian-Syrian Chamber of Commerce means of activating economic cooperation between the two countries.

The head of the Board of Directors of the Damascus Chamber of Commerce, Mohammed Ghassan Al-Qalaa pointed out the need to activate trade and economic relations and restore them as they were previously and to expand Bulgaria's participation in the next session of Damascus International Fair.