DAMASCUS INTERNATIONAL FAIR RETURNS AFTER YEARS OF SUSPENSION DUE TO SYRIAN WAR

DAMASCUS INTERNATIONAL FAIR RETURNS AFTER YEARS OF SUSPENSION DUE TO SYRIAN WAR. A general view of the fairgrounds of the Damascus International Fair in Damascus, capital of Syria on August 10, 2017. After a five-year pause, the Damascus International Fair, the Syrian economy's window to the world, is returning August. It is a sign that the country's war is easing and reviving the economy, which hit rock bottom during the prolonged conflict, has become the focus of the government. Established in 1954, the fair's last edition was held in 2011, the first year of the Syrian war. In later years, the fair was suspended because of the war before the Syrian government decided to renew it and the fair will take place on Aug 17. Photo courtesy Xinhua

Last Updated: 2017-08-11

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