Syria and France discussed means of benefiting from the French technologies in upgrading the competitiveness of the Syrian textile industry.
Speaking at the Syrian-French workshop, which started activities on Tuesday, Assistant Minister of Industry Rashad al-A'assa said that the workshop displayed the most advanced French techniques in the domain of textile industry.
"We discussed the best ways of upgrading the Syrian textile industry and increasing the competitiveness of its products to match up with the international standards regarding quality and prices," al-A'assa added.
Economic Advisor at the French Embassy Sylvie Sturel underlined the importance of the workshop which comes in the framework of the agreements recently signed between the Syrian and French Ministries of industry with the aim of exchanging expertise and getting acquainted with the up-to-date techniques.
She indicated that 12 French companies are participating in the workshop which is organized by the Syrian Ministry of Industry in cooperation with Economic Service Center at the French Embassy.
The volume of the Syrian textile exports increased in 2008 to reach about SYP 95 billions (1USD= 46 SYP) in comparison with 17.6 billions in 2005.