Syria Considers Impacts Of Arab League Sanctions


The Syrian cabinet discussed Tuesday the effects of economic sanctions imposed by the Arab League on Syria.

Speaking to reporters following a cabinet meeting, Syrian Minister of Information Adnan Mahmoud said the government had focused on the Arab economic sanctions, which he said would affect the Syrian people.

But, the government thrashed out a set of steps to deal with the effects and reflections of such sanctions on the Syrian national economy, he said.

He added that the government had vowed to answer the needs and requirements of Syrian citizens, given that Syria enjoys strategic stocks of basic commodities and food supplies.

However, he believed that the Arab sanctions would push his country to work hard to develop its economy, boost its production and go to friendly markets.

The Arab League had imposed a package of sanctions on Syria, including cutting off transactions with the Syrian central bank and halting funding by Arab governments for projects in Syria.

They also included a ban on senior Syrian officials travelling to other Arab countries and a freeze on assets related to President Bashar Al-Assad’s government as well as a call on Arab central banks to monitor transfers to Syria, with the exception of remittances from Syrians abroad.


KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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