The trade turnover between Russia and Syria grew by more than 25%

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Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov met with Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Compatriots Affairs of Syria Walid Muallem, during the conversation it was noted that in the first half of 2018 Russia’s trade with the SAR increased by more than 25% to 226 , 7 million dollars, according to the  website of the Russian Cabinet of Ministers.

“During the conversation, it was noted that, despite the difficult military-political situation in Syria, the indicators of bilateral trade are growing,” the report said.

According to the Ministry of Economic Development, “in the first half of 2018, Russia’s trade with Syria relative to the same period in 2017 increased by more than 25% and amounted to 226.7 million US dollars.”

At the same time, as follows from the message, the volume of Syrian agricultural products to Russia increased 2.5 times.

“In addition, the efforts of the Syrian side to provide Russian companies with special conditions for working in the local market, certain successes in industrial cooperation were noted,” the report says.


The Ministry of Defense reported on the situation in the zones of de-escalation in Syria

Russia within the framework of the work of the commission for a truce in Syria recorded 27 violations of the ceasefire regime for a day, Turkey – two, according to the information bulletin of the Russian Defense Ministry on Thursday.

The Russian part of the representative office of the joint Russian-Turkish commission to address issues related to violations of the cessation of hostilities regime recorded 27 firing cases in the provinces: Latakia-10, Aleppo-15, Khama-two. part of the mission recorded two cases of shooting in the provinces: Aleppo – one, Hama – one, “the report said.

The Defense Ministry added that during the day, the Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria conducted two humanitarian actions in the settlements of Jub-El-Jarra in the province of Hama and Tell-Abu-Susa in the province of Aleppo. 334 people received medical care.

The department noted that during the day the agreement on joining the regime for the cessation of hostilities was not signed. The number of settlements that joined the reconciliation process has not changed – 2518. The number of armed formations that announced the observance of the ceasefire regime also remained the same – 234.