Syrian youths propose practical ideas for administrative reform

Syrian youths can be active partners in drawing up national strategies in many fields as they have practical ideas that can be translated into action despite the ongoing foreign-backed terror war on the country.

Some of these ideas were presented during the 1st youth Conference for Human Development  kicked off Saturday at Damascus University auditorium under the patronage of President Bashar al-Assad.

"There must be a governmental commission affiliated to the cabinet in order to be a reference for youths affairs,"Miss. Hiba Saleem, who is taking part in the conference, told the Syriatimes e-newspaper's reporter.

She presented a worksheet about challenges and opportunities affecting young human resources.

"I made several suggestions based on challenges that face youths, such as terrorism and unemployment,"  she said, stressing the need to put a national strategy by the cabinet in order to empower youths on the ground, especially during reconstruction process.

Pilgrimage To Damascus International Fair

The large number of visitors to Damascus International Fair DIF has exceeded any expectation with a figure of 700 THOUSAND on its opening day. This huge turnout and the participation of 43 states in the Fair are a clear message to the whole world that the country has recovered and normal life has returned homeland.

 The image was well portrayed by Permanent Syrian Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari during a recent visit to the Fair. “Another message from outside the country into the inside that the international community, through the participation of more than 43 states, is ready to be a partner in the political, economic and military victory,” al-Jaafari said.

Syrians Never Lose Hope

Visiting the Damascus International Fair, one can feel the joy of the Syrians while celebrating the return of a beloved economic, cultural and social event they have missed so much since the terrorist war on their country began. One can notice the thirst of the Syrians for the peaceful old days when the fair was a kind of festival for the people to enjoy pleasant time, for the state's establishments and companies to introduce their activities and products and for businessmen to find useful and effective partnerships.

 The huge turnout for Damascus International Fair over the past seven days affirmed the Syrians' confidence in the ability of their state and army to restore security nationwide and rid the homeland of terrorism.

Unexpected Number of Visitors to DIF Draws Attention of Diplomats, Participants, Even Visitors Themselves

The 59th Damascus International Fair has witnessed unprecedented, or more accurate, unexpected, number of visitors, who came to celebrate the declaration of victory with the trade fair return and to see the products being featured there by 1562 companies representing 43 countries.

The existence of hundreds of thousands of visitors in the fairground on Friday was amazing to several diplomats, including Cuba's Ambassador to Syria Rogerio Manuel Santana Rodriguez, who was inspecting the pavilion of his country in the fair.

Iraqi Diplomat to ST: Mosul Liberation Broke ISIS Back, Proved Iraqi People' Unity

The Charge de' Affairs of the Iraqi Embassy in Damascus Riad Hassoun al-Tai has underscored that Mosul Liberation from ISIS [Daesh Organization] has broken the  back of the organization and has refuted allegations made by Iraq's enemies regarding sectarian divisions in the country.

In an interview with the Syriatimes e-newspaper's reporter, the Iraqi diplomat said that the importance of the liberation of  Mosul at military level  manifested in breaking the back of the terror organization [ISIS]  as the city [Mosul] was a key ISIS stronghold from where it announced the foundation of its alleged state [ Islamic State of Iraq and Syria].

"This terror organization called Mosul the 'land of empowerment', which means the land of power from which it derives its power for expansion. So, the liberation of this city broke the back of this organization and fragmented it," he added, indicating that Mosul's geolocation helped ISIS terrorists to move easily from Iraq to ISIS-held areas in Syria  and to convey their arms as well as to capture borders linking Mosul to Syria.