Cabinet: Steps to keep price of Syrian pound stable against foreign currencies

Damascus, SANA- Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi condemned attacks launched by armed terrorist organizations in several Syrian areas, especially in Idleb and Busra al Sham, referring to the necessity of ensuring services, health care and basic materials to the displaced families of the two cities.


Chairing a Cabinet weekly session on Tuesday, al-Halaqi noted that the Monetary and Credit Council, Central Bank of Syria (CBS) and the economic committee will adopt a package of measures to keep the Syrian pound price stable against foreign currencies.

He also denounced the aggression on brotherly Yemen, considering it as “a blatant interference in its domestic affairs.”

Al-Halaqi called for intensifying efforts to confront diseases and epidemics, particularly with the approach of summer season, instructing the ministries of Health, Tourism and Internal Trade and Consumer Protection to tighten supervision on food industries and restaurants.

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem, for his part, briefed the Ministers on  the latest developments on the international arena, saying ‘’ the aggression on Yemen is an attempt to dominate its capabilities and strategic location under a US-Zionist sponsorship and a show of worsening Arab situation.

Al-Moallem noted that the aggression on Yemen has coincided with terrorist attacks on several regions in Syria which asserts that the enemy, funding side and plotters are one.

For his part, Governor of the Central Bank of Syria (CBS) Adeb Mayaleh briefed the Cabinet on the measures taken to improve SYP exchange rate and the reasons behind its instability.

He affirmed that the exchange prices being circulated are illusive in order to manipulate the Syrian pound, referring to some fake websites which publish false prices.

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