Handicrafts exhibition to support women and attract local and foreign markets

Damascus, SANA –An exhibition showcasing handicraft, home-made and heritage products opened Thursday evening at Khan Asaad Basha, the largest khan in Damascus that has been described by many as a remarkable work of architecture.

“Syrian women withstanding crises” is the title under which the exhibition is being held, organized by Business Women Committee at the Syrian Exporters Union.

The exhibition is regarded as specially important by various economic and business figures and bodies as it provides a chance to market and promote the Syrian products after the ongoing crisis in the country has taken a severe
toll on all sectors, negatively affecting micro, small and medium-sized practitioners.

Samer Khalil, the Director General of General Establishment for International Expos and Markets, spoke to SANA of the particular importance of hand-made products, stressing that the exhibition aims at opening up new markets for
such products on the local level and attracting foreign markets for exportation.

He indicated a “real” tendency on the part of the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade “to help those ladies to sell their products abroad, which would bring in more foreign currency.”

Haifa Said

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