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How Russia plans to take part in building Syria's IT sector

As Syria seeks to restore some of its damaged IT facilites and build "an information society" in the country, Russian companies consider opportunities to chip in.

Syrian Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov met in Moscow on June 4. The meeting was one in a series of bilateral discussions aimed to implement decisions adopted at the 11th meeting of the joint Permanent Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, of which Borisov is the co-chair, held in Damascus in December 2018.

As the Syrian authorities seek to build “an information society” in the country — as part of the reconstruction and renovation efforts — Russian information technology (IT) companies are eyeing yet another promising area.

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