Economy Minister, ESCWA Executive Secretary to discuss possible areas of cooperation

Damascus, SANA- Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Dr. Mohammad Samer al-Khalil and Head of the Planning and International Cooperation Authority, Dr. Fadi al-Salti, met on Monday with Dr. Rola Dashti, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

Dashti is currently visiting Syria accompanied by a delegation of experts.

The visit aims to discuss possible areas of cooperation between the institutions concerned in Syria and the ESCWA to develop the environment for micro, small and medium enterprises in a way that would allow launching more programs which aim at transforming the ideas of small projects into living production models capable of growth and sustainability.

Dr. Dashti also visited the technical incubator at the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Damascus, which is being worked on to be officially launched by the Syrian state soon.

The incubator aims to provide a stimulating environment for students to be creative, and works to develop and launch technical projects that meet the needs of the Syrian society in all sectors, in addition to empowering young people to able to establish projects that would provide them with a suitable starting point in the work and production environment.

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