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Syria exports agricultural products to 40 countries

Christian Fernsby |
Syria exported agricultural products worth 47 million dollars to 40 countries around the world this year, according to announcements made by sector authorities.

Topics: SYRIA   

The exports have not stopped during the war years and from the beginning of the current year until the end of last August, items worth $47,989,000 were sold, revealed Omar Al-Shalet, head of the Chamber of Agriculture of Damascus.

He attributed this achievement to the growing government interest in export because of its importance in guaranteeing the necessary currency for the importance of other basic materials.

'We have placed 83 thousand tons of oranges in foreign markets for a value of 16 million dollars and 3,500 tons of olive oil for seven million', Al-Shalet explained.

He added that 25 thousand tons of fruits were also exported, including pomegranates, cherries, apples, pears and plums, as well as medicinal and aromatic plants.

According to al-Shalet, neighboring Arab countries and those of the Persian Gulf and Russia are the main destinations for Syrian agricultural sales.

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