Vienna, SANA- Syria’s Permanent Representative to Vienna-based international organizations Bassam al-Sabbagh stressed Syria’s need “now more than ever ” to the support of the member states of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and to expand cooperation with the Organization to cover the fields of rehabilitating and rebuilding the Syrian industry sectors affected by terrorist acts.
Delivering the speech of the Syrian Arab Republic before the 44th session of UNIDO’s Industrial Development Board in Vienna, Ambassador Sabbagh reviewed the state of cooperation between UNIDO and Syria in the framework of implementing the industrial modernization and development program in Syria which was launched in 2007 and set up a comprehensive strategy to modernize the Syrian industry in all sectors.
He pointed to the systematic destruction experienced by the Syrian industry due to barbarous terrorism which targeted the industrial cities in Aleppo and Damascus and the other Syrian factories owned by the public and private sectors.
Ambassador Sabbagh continued to say that since the Syrian Arab Army liberated the industrial areas in Aleppo and Damascus Countryside from terrorists, the Syrian government rehabilitated the infrastructure in these areas and provided facilitations for industrialists, adding that these new conditions contributed to encouraging industrialists to re-operate their facilities in the industrial cities in Adra, Hasiaa and Sheikh Najjar.
Syria was elected member of UNIDO’s Industrial Development Board for a four-year term in 2013.