Cabinet sets price for purchasing wheat and barley from farmers

Damascus, SANA- During a weekly Cabinet session on Tuesday, Prime Minister Dr. Wael al-Halaqi briefed the Cabinet on the preparations taken by the government for the upcoming grain harvest season, in addition to announcing the prices set by the government for purchasing grains from farmers at SYP 61 per kg for wheat and SYP 48 for barley.

Concerning economic issues, al-Halaqi affirmed that the measures taken by the government, the Central Bank of Syria, and the Monetary and Credit Council contributed to stabilizing the Syrian Pound exchange rate, asserting that there are new and non-traditional measures to improve the stability of the Syrian Pound.

During the session, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem, reviewed the latest political developments in the world, underlining the positive results of the visits made by the Minister of Defense and the Interior Minister to Iran and Russia in the framework of fighting terrorism and organized crime and confronting the terrorist war waged against Syria.

The Cabinet approved a number of bills, including one on extending the investment or rent agreements signed with administrative units and which were suspended due to current circumstances, and one on exempting the cattle imported for breeding purposes from customs fees.

In a statement after the session, Minister of Agriculture Ahmad al-Qaderi told SANA that the situation of wheat crops in all provinces is good and promising thanks to the abundant rainfall, adding that the areas planted with wheat are estimated at around 1.2 million hectares.

Reem/Hazem Sabbagh

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