Russian Ambassador: Russian-Syrian businesses are continuing and will expand

Russian Ambassador in Damascus Alexander Kinshchak

Moscow, SANA – Russian Ambassador in Damascus Alexander Kinshchak affirmed that business contacts in Russia and Syria are continuing despite difficulties.

“In defiance of the objective hurdles, first and foremost, the lingering problems in the field of security, business contacts in Russia and Syria are continuing,” the ambassador told the Russian TASS news agency in an interview.

“Moreover, a number of remarkable joint projects were launched of late,” he added.

Kinshchak mentioned the operation of the pipeline laying company Stroitransgaz as an example.

The company “managed to avoid curtailing operations in the most troubled period and keeps expanding its contracts portfolio for the future,” he explained.

“Various options are being considered with a view to the post-crisis period for getting involved in more large-scale projects, for instance, the construction of a large water pump facility on the Tigris River,” he added.

He noted that the period of preparations for such contracts normally lasted several years.

“I believe that the situation in the country will be stabilized by then and security matters settled,” he said.

M. al-Frieh/H. Said

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