Syrian army units destroy training camps for foreign terrorists in Idleb countryside

IDLEB, HAMA, (ST)_Syrian army units have destroyed rocket launchers and camps for training terrorist groups of foreign nationalities in Idleb countryside in coincidence with targeting terrorist groups in the northern countryside of Hama. 

According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), the army units targeted today al-Nusra Front terrorists’ hideouts in Khan sheikhon town from which terrorists launch attacks on military posts and safe areas in Hama countryside.

Al-Jaafari: Policies of some states obstruct implementing Sustainable Development Agenda

NEW YORK, (ST)_Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari has said policies of some governments based on imposing unilateral coercive measures on Syria, hindering the reconstruction process, supporting and financing terrorism and protecting the Israeli occupation in the occupied Syrian Golan and ignoring its acts obstruct the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.

Addressing the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and High-Level Meeting of the Economic and Social Council, al-Jaafari said that Syria still believes that empowering people, inclusiveness, equality and reaching sustainable solutions to our daily challenges require focus on creating just opportunities through the international and UN approach based on building real trust among governments and mutual respect of national sovereignty.

“Cham Gathers Us” Festival kicked off in Damascus

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The 2nd session of “Cham Gathers Us” festival kicked off on Thursday in Tishreen Park in Damascus, according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA).

The one-month festival is organized by Damascus Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Internal trade and Consumer Protection Ministry and Damascus Governorate.

Russian Cultural Center in Damascus to reopen in months, says diplomat

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Russian Ambassador in Damascus Alexander Efimov has referred to the possibility of reopening the Russian Cultural Center in Damascus before the  end of this year.

Efimov pointed out in an interview with Russian News Agency of TASS that work is being done for reopening the Russian Cultural Center in Damascus, which “has played an important role in the cultural life of the Syrian Capital, as we had to close it during the crisis.”

The 13th round of Astana talks on Syria to start on August 1

NUR-SULTAN,(ST)_The 13th round of talks on Syria is due to be held in the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, on August 1-2, according to the Kazakhstani Foreign Ministry.

The ministry said in a statement released today that the guarantor countries- Iran, Russia, Turkey- plus delegations representing the Syrian government and opposition are going to participate in the forthcoming talks.