Damascus to host second forum for Syrian-Russian businessmen

Damascus, SANA- With the participation of 70 Russian companies, the second forum of the Syrian-Russian Businessmen is due to be held on the second day of the Damascus International Fair in its sixtieth edition scheduled for September.

During this Forum, participants will discuss investment, trade and tourism opportunities in Syria, especially the ones related to the reconstruction phase.

Head of Syrian-Russian Businessmen Council, Samir Hasan, affirmed the importance of holding the Forum during the Damascus International Fair, which will consolidate the strategy of Syrian-Russian cooperation and pave the way for the development of trade and economic ties in various industrial, construction, tourism, energy and service domains.

The forum is an opportunity to discuss difficulties in the way of cooperation and work to address them, said Hasan.

The first Forum was held last February at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Moscow with the participation of 281 Russian businessmen and 120 Syrian ones, along with representatives of several Syrian governmental bodies concerned with economic issues.

The number of participant countries in Damascus International Fair reached 48 through official, agents and commercial participations.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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