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03-03-2014

The Ministry of Economy has re-established bilateral business councils, some eight months after they were dissolved, but only with a handful of countries allied to the Syrian regime.

22-02-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) adopted on February 22, 2014, approving all necessary measures to combat ISIS.

20-01-2014

The call for proposal to destroy Syria’s chemical stock drew bids from 14 international companies, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in a statement.

20-01-2014

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with AFP on January 20, 2014.

25-11-2013

Forces affiliated to the Syrian opposition seized last week the Omar field, located near the eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor.

27-09-2013

The following document is the full text of resolution 2118 (2013) adopted on September 27, 2013, requiring the scheduled destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons.

26-09-2013

Syria's oil and gas industry is the largest contributor to Syria's economic wealth, government revenues and foreign currency receipts. Two years after the beginning of the uprising this sector has been significantly affected by the turmoil gripping the country.

23-09-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Chinese CCTV news on September 23, 2013.

19-09-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Fox News on September 19, 2013.

02-09-2013

Chinese companies operating in Syria have left the country after a call by Beijing on all its citizens to avoid travelling to Syria, the spokesman of the Chinese foreign ministry said last week.

26-08-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian Izvestia newspaper on August 26, 2013.

10-06-2013

The Syrian government has dissolved the bilateral business councils established between Syrian and foreign businessmen.

18-05-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Argentina’s Clarin newspaper and Telam news agency on May 18, 2013.

10-04-2013

For the first time in years Gulfsands Petroleum derived no revenues from its Syria operations in 2012, the company's chairman said in a note to shareholders.

04-04-2013

The Minister of Oil has named new executives to chair two joint-ventures firms with international oil companies.

25-03-2013

The governor of the Central Bank of Syria has said that the USD 1 billion credit line recently received from Iran was helping his institution defend the Syrian Pound.

28-01-2013

The Syrian government has issued a tender for the construction on a BOT basis of a new crude oil refinery in the east of the country.

07-01-2013

The following document is the English version of the speech given by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on January 07 in the Opera House in Damascus.

13-12-2012

Kulczyk Oil, an independent oil company, declared last summer force majeure on its operations in Syria.

05-11-2012

Syria’s health sector lost some SYP 7 billion from the uprising and ensuing violence gripping the country since March 2011, according to the Minister of Health.

25-09-2012

The following document is the transcript of a press conference by Lakhdar Ibrahimi, the Special Representative for Syria of the United Nations and Arab League, following a briefing he gave to the Security Council on September 24.

25-09-2012

The following document is the transcript of a press conference by Lakhdar Ibrahimi, the Special Representative for Syria of the United Nations and Arab League, following a briefing he gave to the Security Council on September 24.

16-07-2012

The Minister of Petroleum, Said Huneidi, has appointed a new chairman for Al-Furat Petroleum Company.

02-07-2012

The following text is the final communiqué issued by the “Action Group for Syria,” following its meeting in Geneva on June 30.

Action Group for Syria
Final Communiqué
30.06.2012

28-06-2012

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Iranian TV on June 28, 2012.

17-05-2012

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian TV on May 17, 2012.

25-03-2012

The European Union has added 12 persons, including the spouse of the Syrian President, and two companies to the list of people and institutions facing an asset freeze and a travel ban.

11-03-2012

China has announced that it will withdraw all Chinese personnel working in its companies based in Syria, with the exception of a few that will guard facilities.

05-03-2012

The difficulty to find reinsurers and to receive a sovereign guarantee for the shipment of Syrian crude is halting plans by Indian companies to import oil from Syria, according to Reuters.

27-02-2012

The “Friends of Syria” meeting organised last week in Tunisia announced the establishment of an economic recovery working group to draft plans on “rebuilding Syria.”

26-02-2012

Build, operate and maintain electric power plants

13-02-2012

Updated February 13: Gulf and several EU countries recalled last week their ambassadors to Damascus after the United States decided to suspend the operations of its embassy in the Syrian capital and to recall all its diplomats there.

05-02-2012

Works on the expansion of LPG storage capacity in the coastal city of Banias have been completed and were commissioned by the Ministry of Petroleum on Saturday.

05-02-2012

The following text is the resolution pertaining to the unrest in Syria and vetoed on February 4 by Russia and China.

05-02-2012

The following text is the resolution pertaining to the unrest in Syria and vetoed on February 04 by Russia and China.

30-01-2012

Updated January 30: Exports of crude oil and related products represented almost half of all Syrian export revenues in 2010 – from a third in 2009 - a figure that confirms the significant impact that the ban imposed by the EU and other western countries on oil exports is having on the country’s foreign currency earnings.

22-01-2012

Syria has lost an estimated USD 2 billion from the embargo on oil exports imposed by the European Union and other western countries, according to the Minister of Oil.

31-12-2011

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian TV in 2011.

The translation is by Syria’s state-news agency, SANA.

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – In an interview with Russia's Rossiya 1 TV channel on Sunday, President Bashar Al-Assad discussed developments in Syria and the region, Syria's efforts to emerge from the crisis, the dangers and repercussions of any aggression against Syria or interference in its internal affairs, relations with Russia, and western sanctions.

12-12-2011

The Syrian President has recalled four ambassadors, including Imad Mustafa, Ambassador to Washington.

12-12-2011

Suncor Energy and Gulfsands Petroleum have announced that they were suspending their operations in Syria in light of the latest sanctions announced by the European Union.

04-12-2011

Royal Dutch Shell is pulling out of Syria after the European Union sanctioned Al-Furat Petroleum Company, the joint-venture firm through which the Dutch company is extracting oil in the country.

27-11-2011

The Ministry of Petroleum is beginning to find new buyers for its crude after an embargo imposed this summer by the EU forced it to scale back output by a third.

20-11-2011

Interview with The Sunday Times on November 20, 2011. 

30-10-2011

Drilling of oil and all related services

24-10-2011

The Governor of the Central Bank has said that Syria was willing to use the Russian Ruble in international transactions should a ban on the Euro be imposed by the European Union.

03-10-2011

The Syrian government has announced that it is rescheduling the debts of farmers and manufacturers that had contracted loans with state-owned banks in a bid to ease the financial pressures on them. 

29-08-2011

Great Wall Drilling Company, a subsidiary of CNPC, the Chinese oil giant, is suspending operations in Syria because of the political unrest, according to Chinese media.