December 19, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
DAMASCUS, Syria – Russian deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin arrived in Damascus on Monday for crucial meetings with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to discuss economic recovery for post-war Syria.
Commenting on the present economic issues, Rogozin said that Syria is yet to do “long and a lot of work to become a stable, big and crucial territory.”
He added that the economic recovery should be achieved as soon as possible because defeating terrorists did not halt the struggle for the spheres of power and “the battle for minds”, as Rogozin put it.
Russia are set to lead the post-war economic recovery and reconstruction of Syria as it has played a major role in defeating terrorist forces since the conflict began in 2011.
In the past, Western powers have said they will not partake in reconstruction efforts, even though Syria has expressed no desire for the West to do so after they contributed to the destruction of the country.