Some 100 companies take part in “SILA” Autumn-Winter 2021

The International Export Exhibition for Shoes, Leather Industries, and Production Requirements “SILA” /Autumn-Winter 2021/ is to kick off on Sunday at Damascus Fairgrounds with the participation of around 100 Syrian, Arab and foreign companies.

The Exhibition, which is organized by the Arab Union for Leather Industries in cooperation with the Unions of the Chambers of Industry and Commerce and the Ministry of Industry, showcases the latest designs of leather shoes, bags, jackets and other products produced by industrialists and craftsmen.

In a statement to SANA, Secretary General of the Arab Union for Leather Industries Mohammad Kazara stressed that the Syrian leather industries have witnessed notable development and they have good reputation in the Arab world, pointed out that the exportation of Syrian leather products will be resumed due to their high competitiveness in terms of quality, price and design.

The first flight of Pakistan International Airlines arrives at Damascus International Airport

Damascus (ST): The first flights of Pakistan International Airlines “PIA” from Karachi Airport arrived at Damascus International Airport this afternoon, marking the return of air traffic between the two countries, which had been suspended for more than twenty years.

The flight, which was carried by Pakistani Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Chargé d'Affairs of the Syrian Embassy in Pakistan Mazen Obaid, President of Pakistan International Airlines and 286 passengers, came within the framework of re-operating flights from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad airports in Pakistan towards Damascus and vice versa.

In a statement to reporters, the Pakistani Minister of Aviation expressed his thanks to the leadership and people of Syria for the facilities it provided to execute this flight, pointing out that it is a first step and will be followed by other steps for cooperation in the field of flights between the two countries.

For his part, Minister of Transport, Engineer Zuhair Khuzaym, indicated in a similar statement that the trip is the first after a break of more than twenty years, and it is an important step for developing economic relations between the two countries, pointing out that there are a number of agreements in the field of transport that will be activated later.

The arrival of the plane was attended by the Pakistani ambassador in Damascus, Saeed Mohammad Khan.


Syria has exported roughly €400 million worth of goods in seven months

DAMASCUS, (ST)_Syria has exported roughly €400 million worth of goods to 110 countries in seven months in 2021. 
According  to a report released by the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade, Syria exported 1.201 million tons of its products from January until July 2021 and the value of exportation hit  €400 million, compared to €57million during the same period in 2020. 

Tomorrow the first flights belonging to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) arrive at Damascus Airport

The Syrian Ministry of Transport announced the arrival of the first airline flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to Damascus International Airport tomorrow, Friday.

The Ministry of Transport said in a statement to SANA, that the arrival of the flight comes within the framework of operating flights from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad airports in Pakistan towards Damascus and vice versa.


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The Syrian-Russian Governmental Committee holds follow up meeting in Moscow to discuss economic cooperation

The Syrian-Russian governmental Committee held a follow up meeting co-chaired by Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam for the Syrian side and by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov for the Russian side.

The committee carried out an assessment for the economic cooperation projects between the two countries and discussed several agreements and joint projects in the fields of agriculture, industry, energy and water and information technology. The committee also discussed procedures for facilitating and boosting trade exchange, focusing on the major role that can be played by the business sector in both countries.

The two sides highlighted the prospects of providing an encouraging environment for value-added joint investments that serve the interests of the peoples in Syria and Russia.

Preparations for holding the 13th joint governmental committee to enhance economic relations were also discussed.