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Arab Businessmen Forum Looks to Syria’s Reconstruction Phase

Participants called for the development of rural projects, the support of women and greater ties with neighboring countries reports SANA.
Arab Businessmen Forum Looks to Syria’s Reconstruction Phase

The participants at the Arab and Expatriate Businessmen Forum affirmed the need to develop a new investment law and other relevant laws that aim to create an investment map, which covers the needs of sustainable development by sector and region, and that meets the requirements of the reconstruction phase.

The Forum was held on Tuesday, in parallel with the 60th Edition of the Damascus International Fair, at Sheraton Hotel in Damascus under the title “Partners in the Reconstruction of Syria.”

The participants called for the development of plans and programs to stimulate the return and employment of expat capital funds and direct them towards reconstruction projects, and the development and expansion of cities and industrial zones and the encouraging of environmentally-friendly industries.

Head of the Women for Business and Development Council in Lebanon Iman Ghossein pointed out to the importance of promoting rural development projects and support for Syrian women, who faced huge difficulties due to the terrorist war.

In turn, Member of the Iraqi Investment Commission, Sardad Sinjari, stressed the need for cooperation between Iraqi and Syrian businessmen in all economic fields for the reconstruction of Syria, pointing to the diversity of promising investment opportunities presented across all Syria.

For his part, Yemen’s ambassador to Syria Nayef al-Qanis said that the Forum will contribute to the promotion of foreign investment and participation in the reconstruction of Syria.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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