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    Syrian Prime Minister said that Damascus plans to begin the process of lifting sanctions effecting financial operations in Syria with the rest of the world.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) Damascus plans to begin the process of lifting sanctions effecting financial operations in Syria with the rest of the world, Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader Halqi told Sputnik.

    “Considering the fact that Syria was not isolated from the world and supported the serious financial ties with most countries, as well as having a reliable financial reputation, we plan to begin the process of lifting these unfair sanctions  on Syria’s financial operations with the world,” Halqi said in an interview.

    Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the government forces fighting several opposition factions and militant organizations. The crisis has caused a humanitarian disaster and breakdown of country's infrastructure.


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