Russia and Syria have long-standing business ties, thousands of realized projects and a huge front of work to be jointly implemented. This is a good basis for further work said Mr. Sergei Katyrin- the President of the CCI of Russia at the opening of the "Russian-Syrian Business Cooperation - Opportunities and Prospects" International Forum that was held in the Congress Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
The Syrian people withstanding the destructive struggle against terror deserve a better future and the current forum is an important stage in the work aimed at bringing this future closer said Syrian Ambassador to Russia Mr. Riad Haddad.
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Mr. Alexei Gruzdev in a brief welcoming speech stressed that some cooperation projects have already been developed. The sphere of cooperation includes agriculture, energy, chemical industry, medicine, pharmaceutics, construction and tourism.
Mr. Sergey Katyrin introduced to the participants of the forum Mr. Ahmed Rufami an entrepreneur working in the construction sector who became an Honorary Representative of the CCI of Russia in Syria.
The Chairman of the Syrian-Russian Business Council Mr. Samir Hassan said that in the work to restore the economy of Syria the priority is given to cooperation with Russia as a sign of gratitude to the Russian people for their assistance in preserving the integrity of the country.
Director of the Russian-Syrian Business Council Mr. Luai Yusef spoke about the resumption of the work of the Business Council. The contacts have been established with the Syrian-Russian Business Council and a number of contracts have already been implemented.
The event was attended by more than two hundred Russian and more than hundred Syrian businessmen, representatives of the executive and legislative authorities, the diplomatic corps and journalists.
The forum participants continued their work at five round tables: 1.Agriculture. Food. Trade ; 2.Construction; 3. Industry. Transport ; 4. Fuel and energy complex and 5. Tourism.
By CCI of Russia news reports