Premier calls for urgent measures to keep price of Syrian pound stable

Damascus, SANA-Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi on Wednesday called for taking immediate and urgent measures to improve the value and keep the Syrian pound stable in front of the foreign currency as well as finding mechanisms to control the market’s money-exchange.

Al-Halqi, chairing a meeting for a committee on drawing the economic policies in the country, pointed out to the importance of unveiling all manipulators and those who are involved in the attempts to destabilize the Syrian pound and the traffickers of the crisis.

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The meeting reached to a number of decisions and measures that will help put an end to the drop in the value of Syrian pound against foreign currencies and boost a gradual return to keep the price of the exchange stable.

During the meeting, Premier called for the stop of funding imports from the unimportant material in addition to supporting and activating the production circle of the industrial, agrarian and commercial sectors.

He affirmed the need for pursuing the procedures, financial and currency policies which were taken by the Central Bank.

For his part, the Central Bank Governor briefed members of the Committee on the measures taken to support the Syrian pound and punish the manipulators in the Syrian pound.

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