Syria seeks to buy 1Mt of Ukrainian cement

Syria seeks to buy 1Mt of Ukrainian cement
Published: 07 June 2006

Syria is seeking to buy 1Mt of Ukrainian cement, Syria’s Finance Minister Muhammad al-Husayn said during the Ukrainian-Syrian business forum in Damascus, Syria. He noted that his country needs this amount of cement urgently and is ready to buy it without a tender.  

"We are ready now to conclude a contract with Ukraine to buy one million tons of cement," the minister said. He voiced an expectation that the cement price will be lower than its market value.  

Commenting on the offer, Deputy Economy Minister Andrii Bereznyi told the press that Ukraine will study the proposal during the meeting of the intergovernmental Ukrainian-Syrian commission on trade and economic and technical cooperation, which is now being held in Damascus.