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Cuba Supports Syria's War on Terrorism, Calls for Lifting US Sanctions on Syria, Cuba, Iran

HAVANA, (ST)- Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Vice President of the Cuban Council of Ministers, has stressed his country's support for Syria in its war on terrorism and affirmed the need to enhance bilateral ties between the two countries , mainly in economy.

He made the remarks during a meeting with Syria's Ambassador to Cuba Idris Mayya. The meeting focused on cooperation in the fields of health and pharmaceutical industries.

Mayya explained the situation in Syria in the light of the victories being achieved by the Syrian army against terrorism in the countryside of Hama and Idleb. He affirmed Syria's determination to uproot terrorism wherever it is in Syria.

Russian-Iraqi talks on the situation in Syria and Iraq

Russian President's Special envoy to Syria  Alexander Lavrentiev and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin discussed with an Iraqi delegation headed by National Security Advisor Faleh Fayyad in Moscow a number of regional issues, especially the situation in Syria and Iraq and  the ongoing war against terrorism in both countries.

"The two sides discussed ways of achieving stability and security in the Middle East through a diplomatic  and political settlement to crises on the basis of respecting sovereignty and territorial integrity of States without any foreign  interference,"  Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

An archaeological bed found in Palmyra desert, ISIS terrorists tried to smuggle it out the country




During  search operation  in Palmyra desert after defeating Daesh terrorists , the  competent authorities found a perfect archaeological piece representing a large funeral bed which weighs about 1,000 kg.

Daesh terrorists stole  this archaeological piece from one of the ancient cemeteries of Palmyra  and they  tried to  smuggle it outside the country.

"This important archaeological piece represents a funeral bed of white limestone decorated with  beautiful ornamentation and  engravings with a picture of a man wearing a Palmyra uniform. In addition there is a picture of a woman with a Palmyra robe sitting at his feet." Lubabah al-Ali, secretary of Homs Museum told SANA.

A big quantity of weapons left by terrorists was found in Latamneh town in Hama

HAMA, (ST)_The competent security services and the Syrian army units have found a big quantity of weapons inside one of the hideouts of the so-called the ‘Ezzah battalion’ group in the northern countryside of Hama.
According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), the weapons were found during a combing operation in al-Latamneh town which was liberated from terrorist groups last month.

Mikdad stresses productive cooperation with UNDP

On September 4, the Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad welcomed the new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Syria Ramlah Khalidi.

During a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign and Expatriates, the new UNDP Representative in Syria Ramlah Khalidi presented her credentials to Mr. Mikdad who affirmed the importance of productive cooperation between the Syrian government and UNDP.

Mr. Mikdad confirmed that the UNDP has to focus on development issues and achieve sustainable development in Syria, especially after the victories it has achieved in the war against terrorism and the regaining of stability and security in most of Syria, a step that would push the real development to strengthen the rebuilding process in the country.

He stressed the importance of UNDP to take into account the principle of professionalism, neutrality, independence and keeping away from politicization in its work.

Mrs. Khalidi expressed her appreciation to the Syrian government for accepting her credentials for the new UNDP Representative in Syria.

Mrs. Khalidi said that the UNDP will continue cooperation with the Syrian government to enhance the development process in Syria and she would seek to intensify the efforts of UNDP to meet the needs of the Syrian people.

The meeting was attended by Abdel Moneim Annan, Director of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences, Osama Ali, Director of the Office of the Deputy Minister, Dr. Al-Hakam Dande of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences, Yamen Badr of the Office of the Deputy Minister, and the UN by Gimar Deeb, Senior Advisor for Strategic Affairs to the UNDP’s Resident Representative.


Reported by O. al-Mohammad