Syria Ready to Welcome Guests Participating in Damascus International Fair

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria is getting ready to welcome delegations from 43 countries participating in the 59th Damascus International fair as preparations for launching this important economic cultural and social event are almost finished including maintenance works, decoration activities and the uploading of goods.

The fair, which is to be held on August 17-26 at Damascus Fairground after a five-year stop because of the terrorist war imposed on the Syrian state and people, has been the Syrian economy's main window to the world since its establishment in 1954. And now it is a message to the entire world stressing that life never stopped in Syria, but will continue.

 Re-launching  the fair indicates the Syrian economy's recovery. It is a sign that Syria is in front of an imminent victory over terrorism and its supporters and that the security situation is getting better in country thanks to the gains made by the Syrian Arab army and its allies in the fight against terrorist takfiri groups nationwide.

Over decades, the fair achieved great successes that were enough to classify it as the pearl of the Middle East fairs. It wasn't only a window for the Syrian economy to the world but also a very important economic window for the Arab countries and a means to unify the Arabs even amid their political differences.  

Almost all the state establishments and private companies have finished preparations for their participation in the fair and have got their pavilions ready. Besides, the flags of the participating countries were raised.

According to the Public Establishment for International Fairs and Exhibitions, the countries which are officially participating in the fair through their embassies are the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Cuba, Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of India, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Lebanon, State of Palestine, the Russian Federation, the Republic of south Africa , the Republic of Sudan, the Republic of Yemen, the Republic of Abkhazia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Federative Republic of Brazil, the Sultanate of Oman and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

A collection of independent and private companies from Foreign and Arab countries including Belgium, the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Denmark, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Spain, Japan, Hong Kong,  South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy, Jordan, Bahrain, Greece and the Czech are also taking part in this event and exhibit their products.

An area of more than 70 square km has been designated to host hundreds of  local and international companies taking part in the fair.

On the sidelines of the event, musical concerts and artistic shows are to be held at the art stage of the fair.

Hamda Mustafa