Cabinet discusses finding new markets for exports

Damascus, SANA – The Cabinet discussed in its weekly session on Tuesday the performance of several economic and services sectors and steps taken to deal with daily challenges.

Chairing the session, Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi condemned the recent terrorist attacks which took place in Homs, Hasaka, Damascus, Aleppo, Hama, Lattakia, and Daraa.

The Premier called on the Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Ministry to monitor prices and the quality of products available in the local market, in addition to stressing the need to find new markets in friendly countries for exporting Syrian products.

He also touched on the efforts being made to amend the basic workers law, and said that the recent law on city planning and construction is an important step towards curbing illegal housing areas and increasing organized urban expansion.

In turn, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem briefed the Cabinet on recent political developments on the international arena and how they reflect on Syria, asserting that the political solution in Syria will be carried out in parallel with fighting terrorism, and that all those who bear arms against the Syrian state and people are terrorists.

Al-Moallem affirmed that the Syrian state has a real desire to deal with international initiatives that work towards a political solution, and that the Syrian people alone will decide Syria’s future, reiterating that no-one has the right to interfere in Syria’s internal affairs.

During the session, the Cabinet took the necessary steps to issue a number of bills, including one on resolving the legal status of exchange students who were delayed in acquiring their degrees or in returning, and approved a number of memos and decisions related to purchasing real-estate for projects and providing a loan to the General Establishment of Grain Silos.

Hazem Sabbagh

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