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The Lebanese government has reportedly decided to refrain from supplying jet fuel to Syrian and Iranian airlines landing on the Beirut International Airport, in compliance with American sanctions.


UPDATED on November 06, 2018 at 7:41 pm GMT - A new lobby of Syrian businessmen, grouping mostly investors based abroad that have kept ties with the Syrian regime, has been formed.


Syrian state entities have signed contracts worth several dozens of millions of dollars to buy heavy machinery from China and Russia.


The tables below provide a list of Syria's main trading partners last year with the value of their exports to, and import from, Syria.


The Syrian government has signed a contract to import 1,000 transit buses from China in the next year, a contract worth dozens of millions of dollars.


The Ministry of Economy is preparing to relaunch bilateral business councils with several countries it considers “friendly,” including the Czech Republic, a member of the European Union.


The tables below provide a list of all Syria's trading partners last year with the value of their exports to, and import from, Syria.


An English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at a conference by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in Damascus on August 20, 2017.

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by ONT, a TV station from Belarus, in Damascus on May 11, 2017.


In this 2,500-word factsheet, we provide an overview of Syria’s economic and financial relations with Russia.

Only thirty-one countries worldwide still accept Syrians without imposing visas prior to their travel.


The city of Homs appears to betting on some form of support by Belarus to help it in its reconstruction drive.


Syria and Belarus signed earlier this month a protocol to enhance economic and trade ties.


Syrian officials are holding an increasing number of meetings with investors and officials from countries deemed friendly in an apparent bid to develop economic and trade ties.

Syria plans to open direct shipping lines with Iran and Russia to ease foreign trade ties.


Syria has applied to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, according to the deputy Minister of Economy.


The Minister of Health has said that following a recent agreement, Syria was buying from Iran a significant share of the generic medicines it imported.


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.


Mohammad Jleilati, the Minister of Finance, has said that his government was finalising discussions with Russia to print money there, a move that signals a potentially growing economic dependency of the Syrian government towards Moscow.


The Romanian Senate has ratified an extradition treaty as well as a bilateral agreement against organized crime with Syria, in a rare breakthrough with an EU country for the Syrian government.


Syria and Iran have reduced customs tariffs levied on goods exchanged between them to 4 percent starting April 28, 5 years ahead of the target.


The value of Syria’s production of medicines stood at USD 620 million in 2011, according to the Minister of Health.


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


Syria is considering joining a customs union with Russia, according to AbdulFattah Ammoura, the country’s deputy Foreign Minister.

The Arab Pharmacists Union (APU) has approved a project by its Syrian branch to set up a baby milk plant in Syria at a cost of USD 20 million, according to Adib Shanan, chairman of APU.

The English transcript of a statement made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Minsk on July 26, 2010.


Steel Rolling International Company (SRIC) will commission its reinforcing bar plant before the end of this year with an annual production capacity of 300,000 tons.

Belarus exports to Syria reached USD15 million in 2001 according to its foreign ministry.