The Prime Minister, Engineer Hussein Arnous, stressed the necessity of mobilizing social responsibility in various economic and commercial activities and launching initiatives that would control prices, fight monopoly and smuggling, support the national economy and move the wheel of production.
During his meeting with the Board of Directors of the Damascus Countryside Chamber of Commerce today, Eng. Arnous explained that the current stage requires strengthening the partnership between the government team and the federations, investing the available energies and capabilities, raising the pace of coordination and concerting efforts to reach common goals, foremost among which is achieving the citizen’s interest and alleviating his suffering as a result of the unjust economic blockade and ensuring the provision of goods. Basic in the markets at reasonable prices.
The Prime Minister said, “The government believes in partnership with various federations, bodies and chambers and provides support and facilities for it to be able to play the role entrusted to it, which must be directly linked to the needs of society,” stressing the importance of harnessing all capabilities and directing them in the right direction in a way that serves the development and production process. And contribute to improving the economic and living conditions.
Eng. Arnous indicated the government's keenness to address the problems and difficulties faced by the commercial sector to increase its competitiveness and target new export markets by strengthening trade exchange with friendly countries and working to overcome obstacles in the face of the flow of Syrian goods and goods to foreign markets.
The proposals dealt with supporting the export of agricultural products that characterize the governorate of Damascus countryside, conducting awareness campaigns for farmers to improve the quality of their products, adopting more qualitative regulations and standards to raise the competitive advantage of Syrian products, encourage trade agreements with friendly countries, and support industrial zones and cities.
The meeting was attended by the ministers of economy, domestic trade, consumer protection, agriculture and agrarian reform.