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Foreign Wing at 61st Damascus International Fair

Tamara Machado, Event Coordinator at the Arabic-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce(ST_)  Syriatimes went on a tour of 61st  Damascus International Fair on its third day. We met at the Foreign Wing, some of the official delegations and some enterprises executives.

At the Brazilian pavilion, we interviewed Ms. Tamara Machado, Event Coordinator at the Arabic-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, who confirmed their participation since the fair reopening in 2017, with the Brazilian Embassy partnership. "However, this year, we brought some companies, like a marble company, as we understand that the construction market in Syria is flourishing, so we are thinking of enlargingthe sectors of participation next year in food products and other industries. We are willing to take part in the rebuilding process in the war aftermath." Ms. Tamara Machado explained.   

The Belarus participation in 61st Damascus International Fair, is not only on the official level, but also enterprises as well. Syriatimes met Mr. Apanasik Dmitry, head of Movel company  " This year we represent different spheres of industries: machinery, bakery, pharmaceutical products and medicine, for example my company produces elevators. We have a representative of a truck company and medical products industries." Explained Mr. Dmitry.

At Guinea pavilion Syriatimes interviewed Mr. Ahmed Sekou Camara, Secretary of Guinea consul, "Our main participation in Damascus International Fair is to represent Guinea through the Consul in Damascus, and to introduce our culture to the Syrian people." As for the wood exhibited on the pavilion shelves Mr. Camara explained "Those are wood varieties we export to Syria, and we are planning to have larger participation next year."

Syriatimes has witnessed the large participation of Algeria through several pavilions exhibiting products from different enterprises.       

The foreign wings this year are much more active exhibiting a large variety of products and representing private and governmental enterprises of their respective countries.

Interview & report: Lama Alhassanieh