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Syria, officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic is a war-torn county in Middle East Asia. Syria has a long-standing history of housing various civilizations such as Assyrians and Akkadians.

Syria became the center of the Unrest and Arab Spring which led to civil war. The country further plunged into doldrums and economic crisis with the rise of ISIS

Economically Syria is a predominantly Oil based economy. However, agriculture also plays a small role in the country’s GDP.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionMiddle East
Capital CityDamascus
Government Typesemi-presidential republic
Official LanguagesArabic
CurrencySyrian pound, SYP
Phone Code +963
Important CitiesAbu Kamal, Afrin, Arihah, Atarib, Ayn al-Arab, Azaz, Al-Bab, Baniyas, Darayya, Dayr Hafir, Douma, Duraykish, Fiq, Al-Haffah, Harem, Izra, Jableh, Jarabulus, Jisr al-Shughur, Maarat al-Numaan, Al-Malikiyah
National DayEvacuation Day (Apr-17)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking176
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Energy and mineral resources
Major ExportsEdible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts, Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement, Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica , Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit
Major Exports to IndiaMachinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Cereals, Organic chemicals, Man-made filaments, strip , Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Cotton, Articles of iron or steel, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Pharmaceutical products, Electrical machinery and equipment , Man-made staple fibres, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit
Major ImportsElectrical machinery and equipment, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Plastics and articles thereof, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Commodities not elsewhere specified, Cereals, Products of the milling industry, malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Sugars and sugar confectionery
Major Imports from IndiaWool, fine or coarse animal , Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Raw hides and skins , Articles of iron or steel, Electrical machinery and equipment, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Live animals, Meat and edible meat offal, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs ,
Foreign Relations
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Trade Agreements with IndiaSyria received investments from India worth US$84 million out a total of US$800 million. India was, therefore, the third highest investor (behind Iran's lead) in the country and ahead of Germany's with US$24 million (while the EU as a whole put in US$155 million). At the time, the trade balance was in favour of India, though it was speculated that this could change with the new oil and gas contracts. Many Indian companies have also for important contracts from Syria.[when?] KEC (I) Ltd completed a contract of around US$48 million for building electricity transmission towers/network for the Jordan-Syria sector. BEML is a regular supplier of earthmoving equipment to Syria and concluded an order of around US$6 million.
Bordering NationsTurkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel
Member of(Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( Union for the Mediterranean), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for SyriaH.E. Dr. Hifzur Rahman
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
3455 Sharkassiyah Ibn Al-Haitham St. Abu Rummaneh, Damascus
Email: hoc.damascus@mea.gov.in
Phone: 963-11-3347351 - 3347352 - 3347900
Website: https://eoi.gov.in/damascus/
Embassy Details of Syria in IndiaH.E. Dr. Riad Abbas
Ambassador
Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic
D 5/8, Vasant MargVasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
Email: embsyria@rediffmail.com
Phone: +91-11-2614 0233, 2614 8298 (O)

 

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