В период нахождения делегации ТПП РА в столице Сирии Дамаске на Международной туристической выставке газета Syria Times опубликовала материал, где рассказывается об участии Республики Абхазия и приводит слова вице-президента ТПП Тамилы Мерцхулава:
"Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Abkhazia, Tamila Mertskhulava told us that her country received an official invitation from the Syrian Ministry of Economy to take part in the fair.
"We take part in the expo for the first time and it is the second visit to Syria. We have signed agreement on bilateral cooperation with the Federation of exporters of Syria in 2014 but our first visiting to Damascus was in 2009 when the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Abkhazia signed agreement on bilateral cooperation with Damascus Chamber of Commerce. We exhibit Abkhazian products like tea, wine and honey. We also have printed materials about Abkhazia's culture, history, investment policy, economy and trade relations with foreign countries. We are happy to be here and we hope that in the future we can establish relations with Syria and its exporters," she said."