Syrian Cultural Week Kicked off in Tunis

TUNIS,(ST)-The Syrian cultural week kicked off Monday in Tunis with the participation of political analysts, artists and craftsmen, according to the state-run the 'al-Baath' newspaper.

The paper reported today that the cultural week was organized by the Baath Arab Socialist Party's leadership and Artists and Craftsmen Unions in coordination with the Tunisian Popular Front for Supporting Resistance.

The week includes exhibitions for Syrian craftworks and books, documentary films about destruction of Syrian buildings, a concert, a lecture and a film entitled 'The Father', according to the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen Television Channel, which pointed out that the Syrian delegation was welcomed in the Tunisian airport where Syrian and Tunisian flags plus President Bashar al-Assad's pictures were raised.

 The TV channel quoted chairman of the Syrian Artists Union Zohir Ramadan as saying that Syria will remain steadfast in confronting the conspiracy that targets its unity.

Ramadan asserted that relations between Syrian and Tunisian peoples are very strong.

The Tunisian government faces great popular pressure for restoring diplomatic relations with Syria and there was a proposal made by Tunisian Popular Front for Supporting Resistance for this purpose but it was foiled by representatives of the Tunisian Al-Nahda' party [brotherhood] in the parliament.

Several Tunisian popular delegations had visited Syria to stress the Tunisian people's support for their Syrian brothers. 

Basma Qaddour