By Khalil Mousa – Damascus
Within the framework of the ongoing talks about the reconstruction process and the demonstration of the available capabilities to carry out this process, “Rebuild Syria-Ammerha” exhibition has opened last week under the patronage of the Syrian prime minister.
Near Syria’s capital, a great number of investors came together with sections of large number of companies specializing in reconstruction-related businesses, opening the door for many turnouts to cooperate with the Syrian government to be a part of this huge process that features post-war Syria in a totally different picture.
Investors from 29 different countries held a meeting to discuss models illustrating technical capabilities, equipment, mechanisms and materials, in addition to plans to help broaden the horizons to the forthcoming reconstruction process.
Not only is the vision of the Syrian government limited to urban construction, but also encompasses medical and sports sectors, economic and educational fields and many other vital installations. This gives Syria the opportunity to choose what best contributes to a specific, organized timeframe including rebuilding all what have been destroyed during the war. This comprehensive vision has been clearly demonstrated through the large number of participants whether from the Arab and foreign participating countries, or from companies and investors from those countries.
The halls and sections witnessed bilateral and tripartite dialogues between investors to reach any formula with the organizers or sponsors of the exhibition.
One of the main speakers in this context to Almanar website was the ambassador Bilal Qabalan, the representative of the Lebanese foreign minister Gibran Basil. During his participation in the opening of the exhibition, he highlighted the importance of strengthening and developing the ties between Syria and Lebanon.
Qabalan also noted that trade between the two countries hasn’t come to an end, while the issue of investment remains as stipulated by the Syrian government with having Lebanon, perhaps, the platform and the gateway for investors from all around the world. He also added that reconstruction process concerns Syrians in the first place.
Nasri khouri, the president of the Syrian-Lebanese higher council, stressed that Syrian government has many ties with different countries and companies. He also confirmed the partnership of Lebanon in the process of reconstruction under the conditions and criteria set by the Syrian government.
Many investors and companies’ representatives laid emphasis on the importance of participating in the reconstruction of Syrian territory as soon as possible, given that the war is about to come to an end.
Source: Al-Manar Website