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Syria hosts fair to promote textile exports (+ Photos)

Siria, feria, textiles, exportación

Syria hosts fair to promote textile exports (+ Photos)

Damascus, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) At least 430 national companies from the textile industry are participating in the Made in Syria fair, aimed at promoting local production and exports in the sector, local media reported on Friday.

The Federation of Chambers of Industry and the Syrian Exporters League are sponsoring the event in four pavilions at the Expo-Damascus fair complex, where 450 Iraqi traders and business people are also participating.


Economy and Foreign Trade Minister Samer Khalil stressed that the number of firms participating in the fair increased two-fold compared to the previous edition of the event, which confirms the vitality and strength of the textile sector.

Syrian products enjoy a good reputation in international markets and there is a notable increase in exports, despite the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States and the European Union, which prevent access to raw materials, he said.

In turn, Syrian Minister of Industry Ziad Sabbagh noted that the textile industry is a pioneer in the region and the Government spares no effort to support the sector and eliminate the obstacles to its progress.

Meanwhile, the head of the Federation of Chamber of Industry, Fares Shijabi, commented that the exhibition is the largest of its kind and some 45 business people, who managed to get back on their feet from zero and recover their plants almost completely destroyed during the war, are taking part in the event.



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