Dmitry Rogozin (9)


Syria has established a EUR 80 million joint venture with unidentified private sector investors to develop asphalt deposits near Deir-ez-Zor.


A Russian official has expressed what is the bluntest statement to date on Russia’s ambition to get hold of as much of Syria’s energy and other economic resources as possible.


The text below is an English transcript of statements made by Bashar Al-Assad to the press in Damascus on December 18, 2017, following a meeting with a Russian delegation led by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.


A meeting by the Syrian and Russian governments today has yielded surprisingly little results, in an additional sign of the difficulties facing Syria’s reconstruction ambitions.


The Syrian Government has awarded a Russian oligarch the rights to collect a share of its oil and gas revenues in exchange for contributing to free territory from the Islamic State.


Russia is considering supplying several hundred thousand tons of wheat as humanitarian aid to Syria, its Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said last week.


The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Sputnik, a Russian news agency, in Damascus on April 21, 2017.


Russian oil engineering companies are reportedly already active in Syria as the Syrian President said that new contracts would be granted to them.


An important Russian delegation promising economic aid to Damascus visited Syria this week, although the scope and size of this aid seems again unclear.