Premier Discusses with Iraqi Trade Minister Ways of Enhancing Economic and Investment Cooperation

Damascus - Prime Minister Eng. Emad Khamis discussed here on Wednesday with Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammad Hashim Al-Ani means of developing economic relations and expanding trade and investment horizons between Syria and Iraq.

Eng. Khamis underlined the continuation of the Syrian state in its war on terrorism until the liberation of all its territory in parallel with providing all the requirements for the reconstruction of what was destroyed by the war on all levels, pointing to the need to intensify Syrian-Iraqi coordination in the next phase in the fight against terrorism to ensure the safety and security of both countries.

More Displaced Syrian Families Leave Rukban Camp

 HOMS, (ST)-A new batch of displaced Syrian families arrived on Wednesday in Jleigim corridor in the Syrian badia (desert) coming from al-Rukban camp, where they were trapped by the American occupation forces and their mercenaries within very difficult humanitarian condition.    

Several buses, ensured by the Syrian state, transferred the families from Jleigim corridor to makeshift centers in Homs in preparation to transfer them to their original areas of residence which have been liberated from terrorism by the Syrian Arab army.  

Astana Talks Should Continue to Be Held to Solve Crisis in Syria: Slovak Foreign Minister

NUR-SULTAN, (ST)- Slovak Minister of Foreign Affairs, the current President the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Miroslav Lajčák has affirmed the importance of the continuity of Astana process to resolve the crisis in Syria.

The Slovak News Agency quoted Lajčák as saying following talks with Chairperson of the Senate of Kazakhstan Dariga Nazarbayeva in the Kazakh Capital Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), that “Astana talks have greatly contributed to progress in the process of finding a political solution to this crisis.”

On her part, Nazarbayeva said “collective efforts should continue to be exerted as to implement the results of Astana meetings”.

Army eliminates group of al-Nusra terrorists in Hama countryside

Hama – Syrian Arab Army units on Wednesday eliminated a group of terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra in Hama countryside in response for their breach of the de-escalation zone agreement.

SANA said army units targeted with artillery fire terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra at the outskirts of al-Janabra village in Hama’s northern countryside who were moving towards safe areas and army positions.

SANA said the operation resulted in eliminating the terrorists and destroying their weapons and ammo.

Al-Moallem Receives Credentials of New Indian Ambassador

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem on Tuesday received a copy of the credentials of Dr. Hifzur Rahman as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to the Syrian Arab Republic.

During a meeting, Al-Moallem and the new Indian ambassador discussed methods of boosting Syrian-Indian cooperation in all domains to serve the interests of the peoples of the two countries.