Zahle parliamentary bloc condemn Syria’s import ban on Lebanese goods


The Zahle parliamentary bloc voiced on Sunday concern over the Syrian government’s decision to stop importing Lebanese goods to Syria.

The bloc issued a statement in which it stated ” the decision might affect the food and agriculture industries in the Bekaa and cause losses to a lot of people in the region.”

Zahle MPs also said that “this unilateral decision contradicts the Arab convention for facilitating trade exchange.”

The bloc called on the Lebanese government to “contact Syrian authorities and address the issue.”

Syria in late September began imposing new limitations on imports coming into the country in an effort to prop up its currency reserves and help domestic industries, according to local reports