MP: SAR authorities are ready to consider the question of the wheat supply from Russia

MP: SAR authorities are ready to consider the question of the wheat supply from Russia


Russian parliamentarians met Saturday with Prime Minister of Syria Wael Nadir al-Khalq. The Syrian government is now willing to consider supply of wheat and fuel from Russia as humanitarian aid and as a credit

MOSCOW, 24 Oct. The Syrian government is ready to consider the possibility of supplies of wheat and fuel from Russia as humanitarian aid, and in credit quality, said the state Duma Deputy from the CPRF, member of the delegation of the Russian parliamentarians in the Syrian Alexander Yushchenko.

On Saturday, the Russian parliamentary delegation met with Prime Minister of Syria Wael Nadir al-Khalq.

As Yushchenko said, in the spring of this year, the situation in Syria was heavier, but then the Syrian Prime Minister discussed a resolution of economic problems of the country.

“The agreements that he made (then), have been successfully implemented: supply of 100 thousand tons of wheat, fuel, and the development of military-technical cooperation,” he said.

“Now, the problem of economic reconstruction of the country. Since many areas are controlled by ISIL, the Syrian government needs a supply of bread and fuel, fuel oil and diesel. Therefore, the Syrian government is ready to consider the supply of wheat and fuel from Russia as humanitarian aid, and in credit quality,” said Yushchenko.

“They’re asking for any fuel, any gasoline, any petroleum, oil and lubricants”, — said the Deputy of the state Duma.

In Syria since March 2011 year armed conflict continues, which, according to the UN, killed more than 220 thousand people. Government troops to confront militias belonging to different armed groups. The most active are the militants extremist groups “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”.