Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Syria reaffirms preferential contracts for Russian businesses to rebuild war-torn country

Latest news

    Prime Minister of Syria Imad Khamis, who met with a delegation from Moscow in Damascus, has promised favorable conditions for Russian companies operating in the country.

    According to Dmitry Sablin, coordinator of the Russian State Duma group in charge of ties with Syria, the sides have discussed the social and economic development of Russian and Syrian regions. “We focused on problems… linked to logistics and the banking sector. We discussed how to rebuild Syria on mutually beneficial conditions,” he said.

    The official added: “We saw Eastern Ghouta with our own eyes. There is a colossal amount of work and experience is required [here], and Russia has this sort of experience.”

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said during his meeting with the Russian diplomats that $400 billion will be required to restore the country’s economy.

    “An important issue is the restoration of infrastructure. That will cost no less than $400 billion and will take from 10 to 15 years,” Sablin quoted Assad as saying.

    Assad said he does not expect Western oil and gas companies to work in the country. “We are not waiting for Western companies here, especially in the oil and gas sphere. I spoke about that with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. We want Russian companies to work here, and we expect their fast market entry.”

    The Syrian president added: “Our cooperation must counter the aggressive policy pursued by the West. Syria will continue its development taking no notice of the West’s actions.”

    View the original article: https://www.rt.com/business/424246-russian-companies-syria-preferencies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

    For more stories on economy & finance visit RT’s business section

    In the same category are

    Over 230 detained in Armenia as mass opposition protests continue (PHOTOS) At least 233 people have been detained by police in the Armenian capital, Yerevan amid mass opposition protests against former President Serzh Sargsya...
    Russian ice hockey legend Viacheslav Fetisov turns 60 Legendary Russian and Soviet ice hockey player Viacheslav Fetisov, who spent more than 10 years in the NHL, winning two Stanley Cups with the Detroit ...
    ‘The real crime was his own firing’: Nunes, Goodlatte and Gowdy savage Comey Congressional Committee chairs Devin Nunes (R-CA), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and Trey Gowdy (R-SC) savaged former FBI director James Comey, after his memo...
    US students usurp Columbine anniversary despite school’s opposition to #NationalWalkout (VIDEOS) From the White House lawn to Parkland, Florida, thousands of students across the US are commemorating the 19th anniversary of Columbine by staging a n...
    Kosovo has no foreign policy, ‘led by America’ – PM Kosovo is “part of a club led by America” and is happy to have Washington manage its foreign policy, the prime minister of Serbia’s renegade province ...
    ‘Exploding’ ants discovered: Kamikaze insects kill predators with toxic… well, selves A new species of kamikaze-style ants has been found in Borneo, Southeast Asia. The ‘exploding’ critters sacrifice themselves to attack predators and d...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *