Field-Marshal Hakim Amer, recently appointed governor of the Syrian Region of the United Arab Republic, was at Aleppo, in northern Syria, November 7.
Field-Marshal Hakim Amer, recently appointed governor of the Syrian Region of the United Arab Republic, was at Aleppo, in northern Syria, November 7. He is travelling the country to meet local government leaders.
While there, he reassured Syrian businessmen of his own gradualist approach to economic union with Egypt. Hitherto Syria has feared that her own relatively small-scale, but normally free and prosperous economy, would be submerged, with consequent decline in Syrian trade and currency values, by the larger controlled economy of Egypt.
The President of Damascus Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the Field-Marshal's statement as a great contribution to business confidence, "a vital factor in the retention of national capital".
Hakim Amer was appointed Syria general policy supervisor, October 21, this year. His duties include issuing laws and decrees on behalf of President Nasser and supervising everything "regarding departments, directorates, institutes and organisations in the Syrian Region".
The appointment is regarded as a step towards strengthening the year-and-a-half-old union and as a means of settling quickly local problems.