In his lecture under the title ” identity of the Syrian economy” President of Mother Syria Assembly (MSA) Dr. Mahmoud al-Irk stressed red in the context of the 7th session of MSA ‘s first economic conference second day under the chairmanship of Dr. Elias Najma highlighted the need to shed light on the economic facts that the Syrian economy has experienced during the period from the 6th decade of the second millennium to the date of drafting this research and to understand them accurately so that we can find and analyze correct inputs and data before starting the construction and installation process as well as formulating a balanced development model that includes logical debates to be discussed and adopted at the national level by all sides concerned.
Dr. al- Irk focused on “the challenges that have been placed before us”, to build the economic model we want, and because the great interest of researchers and institutions has not reached a unified framework of economic identity, the aim of this study is to achieve an integrated situation and develop what has been achieved, reformulating it and reforming the shortcomings and unilateral visions for formulating professionalism- based economic model.
He also emphasized the requirements of building ” the economic model we want”, by focusing on the guidelines and preparing a vision and pertinent general economic policies. He stressed that building the model is not limited to defining the guidelines, preparing the vision, economic policy and then defining strategies, as things are measured by expected results ,, noting that a set of related programs is needed, besides defining the tools and mechanisms for implementing them.
The conference’s eighth and final session was devoted to questions and interventions, marking the end of the second and final day of the Conference , followed by a wrap-up session, which included drafting proposals and recommendations and announcing the end of the Conference.
Earlier, on Saturday, December 16 , 2017, the conference started deliberations which covered three main areas : the Syrian economy and economic policies, management and state role, and Future Vision for the Syrian economy.
The first day of the conference l included the following lectures: ” World Economic Order & its Impacts on Syria’s Development and Reconstruction ” by Dr. Ahmad El-Najjar, “Post Arab Wars Economies & Uprisings Consequences” by Dr. Abdel Halim Fadlallah, Analytical Review of Economic Policies before and during the crisis and its impact on the development and social justice of Dr. Munir al-Hemesh, ” Syrian Economy losses under Crisis & Impact of Economic sanctions” by Dr. Mustafa al-Kafri and Dr.Mahmoud Zanbua, Foreign Economic Relations before and during War ( Foreign Trade) by Dr.Samar Qusaybati and Dr.Shibley Abu al-Fakhr,” State Role in Economy”, by Dr. Mohamed Samir Mustafa, Good Management and Governance by Dr. Ahmad al-Khuder and Mrs. Faten al-Irk , ” Development and Social Justice”, by Dr. M. Abdel Shafie Issa, ” Entrepreneurship and the Development of Small and Medium business in National Economy”, by Dr. Dr.Samir al-Mustafa , and Dr. Dr. Ayman Dayoub, and ” Corruption as an Obstruction to Development & Reform” by Dr. Muhammad Saeed al-Halabi.
Other researches were read on the next day of the conference with the following headings: ” Syrian Economy Development ( Agriculture – Industry) by Dr. Mohamad al-Tawil and Dr. Fouad al-Laham, “Syrian Economy Development ( Tourism) by Dr. Shaaban Shubasi, ” progress and investment environment (reality and development) Dr. Madyan Diab, Financial & Monetary Policies by Dr. Ali Kanaan , ” – Social Implications of the Neoliberal Political Economy in Egypt”, by Dr. Ashraf Baioumy , ” Keynes theory as a National Reform Program – Syrian Case”, Dr. Alber Dagher and “Identity of the Syrian Economy”, by Dr. Mahmoud al-Irk and Dr. Fadi Ayash.