Rif Dimashq Chamber of Commerce announced its stance regarding the campaign of "Only One Lira", explaining that the Syrian one pound (lira) category was removed from active circulation since 2013 and called on the campaign's supporters to set a more realistic price.
The Chamber explained that the Syrian one pound category was withdrawn from circulation in accordance with the decision issued by the Prime Minister Dr. Wael al-Halqi on December 19, 2013, and thus this category has no value with those who own certain amounts of it."
The Chamber asked those who offered their goods: "if they are honest and patriotic to set the monetary unit of 100 or 200 or 500 Syrian pounds the required price for the goods they offer, thus they would be serious in supporting the Syrian pound and helping the needy and the poor."
It should be noted that "Only One Lira" is at the forefront of the facades of dozens of small and large commercial stores and even some stalls within the campaign of "The Syrian Pound is our Pride,” which started its sparks from Homs and spread into various areas of Syria.
The campaign aims to support the Syrian pound, which is facing a significant deterioration against the U.S. dollar, in addition to supporting the poor and enabling them to purchase products at a price of one Syrian pound, as the holder of the metal or paper lira can purchase materials that may amount to more than two thousand Syrian pounds.