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People’s Assembly hold regular meeting and discussed the issue of Finance Ministry performance

During the regular session the members of the People’s Assembly stressed the need for combating corruption and regulating the work of patrols step up by customs and punishing those who violate laws and legislation and also discussed the performance of the Finance Ministry.
The importance of activating profitable investments which need no high cost infrastructure like media and cinema industry and setting up tax and financial laws to supply the treasury were also discussed.
In response to the MPs’ questions, Minister of Finance Ma’amoun Hamdan stressed that there is no intention to impose new taxes on citizens, stressing the importance of differentiating between tax and fees that are imposed for providing certain services like airport departure and car-buying fees.
On combating corruption, Hamdan said that Syria is based on state institutions, adding that there is no institutional corruption, rather there are corrupt individuals and we have to eliminate this phenomenon.

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