26 Feb 2018 12:47

Damascus offers maximum benefits to Russian companies helping rebuild Syria

MOSCOW. Feb 26 (Interfax) - Russian companies that choose to help rebuild Syria will enjoy maximum benefits, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said on Monday.

"The scope of destruction caused by this dirty war is shocking. Various sectors of the national economy have suffered irreparable damage. We are pinning great hopes on cooperation with our Russian friends who are determined to make a contribution to rebuilding the Syrian economy," Haddad said at the "Russian-Syrian Business Cooperation: Opportunities and Perspectives" business forum on Monday.

The reconstruction of Syria's economic potential is important, Haddad said.

"President Bashar al-Assad has instructed the Syrian government and relevant agencies to provide maximum benefits to our Russian colleagues wishing to help rebuild the Syrian economy," he said.

Syria is interested in receiving economic assistance from countries which have supported its war on terrorism, Haddad said.

"Everyone who has been fighting together with us, everyone who has supported us has the right to help rebuild our economy," Haddad told reporters in Moscow.

When asked which sources in addition to Russian investors Syria was planning to receive assistance from, Haddad mentioned Iran and China, among others.