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Syria warns of the illegal activities conducted on its soil by some societies member in the IFRC

GENEVA, (ST)- Syria has warned of the danger of the illegal activities being conducted on its soil  by some societies member in the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), calling for forcing these societies to stop their illegal practices.

Husam Eddin Ala, Syria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva, said in Syria's statement at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva on Wednesday, that the Syrian state, despite huge challenges represented in fighting terrorism and confronting aggression, foreign interference as well as foreign occupation of parts of its land, keeps cooperating and having dialogue with the International Red Cross Committee and the IFRC in order to meet the requirements of the people affected by the crisis in all Syrian areas without discrimination.

Shaaban stresses need to establish a new world order that serves the interests of all countries of the world

BEIJING, (ST)- Western powers and the United States consider themselves the guardians of human rights while in fact they seriously undermine this concept worldwide, the Presidential Political and Media Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban has stressed.

In a speech during the South..South Human Rights Forum 2019 on Wednesday, Shaaban said that Washington and the western powers keep interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, specifically in the Arab world and particularly in Iraq, Libya and Syria while they don't mention the human rights violations being committed by "Israel" in occupied Palestine and the occupied Syrian Arab Golan where the Zionist entity has been trying to change the features of the place to obliterate its original historical identity.

Guarantor states of Astana Process reaffirm strong commitment to Syria’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, reject illegal seizure, transfer of Syrian oil

NUR-SULTAN, (ST)- The final statement of the 14th round of Astana talks, concluded on Wednesday in the Kazakh capital city of Nur-Sultan, has reaffirmed the guarantor states’ strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic as well as to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.

The guarantor states (Russia, Iran and Turkey) affirmed the need to continue cooperation to eliminate terrorist organizations in Syria and confront any separatist agendas, the statement said.

It added that the guarantor states voiced their rejection to all attempts to create new realities on the ground, including illegitimate self-rule initiatives under the pretext of combating terrorism and expressed their determination to stand against separatist agendas which aim at undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and which threaten the national security of neighboring countries.

The Red Crescent branch in Daraa enters a food aid convoy for Daraa

Daraa, (ST) - The Syrian Red Crescent branch in Daraa this morning sent a food aid convoy to the towns of Al-Naima and Basr Al-Harir as part of the fourth humanitarian response plan implemented by the branch in the governorate.

Dr. Ahmed Al-Masalmeh, head of the Crescent branch, stated in a statement to SANA correspondent that the teams of the Crescent volunteers have entered 1,800 food baskets in Al-Naima town in the eastern countryside, and the same number of flour bags has been added to the town of Busr Al-Harir.

(Al-Nusra) terrorists transport chemicals to the southern countryside of Idlib in coordination with the (White Helmets) and the supervision of European and Turkish experts...

In coordination with the so-called "White Helmets" terrorist group and the supervision of Turkish and European experts, the terrorists of Al-Nusra Front organization transported a shipment of chemicals packed in cylinders containing toxic chlorine gas towards the cities of Saraqib and Maarat al-Numan, south of Idlib.

The mentioned cylinders reached the two regions from outside Idlib governorate by two cars belonging to the "White Helmets" terrorist group, the Russian Sputnik Agency quoted local sources as saying, adding that the transfer process was supervised by experts from Al-Nusra terrorists who have French, Belgian and Turkish nationalities.

Syria and China discuss expanding cooperation in the field of water projects

The Minister of Water Resources Eng. Hussein Arnous discussed today with the Ambassador of the Republic of China to Syria Fung Biao the expansion of work and joint cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of water projects, including the rehabilitation of a sewage water treatment plant in Adra.

During the meeting which was attended by representatives of the Chinese Coms Company, the Minister of Water Resources stated that the project to rehabilitate the Adra treatment plant was placed in the list of top and urgent projects, noting the importance of the plant that was completed in 1997 as it stretches over an area of 64 hectares and has a production capacity of 484 thousand cubic meters of suitable water for irrigation. The water plant irrigates 18 thousand hectares and contributes to the generation of 6.6 MW of electricity.

Al-Mikdad: Unilateral coercive economic measures affecting the Syrians’ life, they should be lifted

DAMASCUS, (ST)-Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad has stressed that Syria will continue to fight terrorism with all its forms until it is completely eliminated and that the Syrian state is determined to establish full control on the entire Syrian territory after expelling all the illegal foreign troops from the country in order to preserve Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

 Al-Mikdad made the remarks during his meeting on Tuesday with Indonesia’s Deputy Coordinating Minister for Foreign Policy Affairs, Lutfi Rauf, and the accompanying delegation. Talks during the meeting dealt with the situation in Syria and focused on enhancing bilateral ties between Syria and Indonesia.

Al-Mikdad affirmed that the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people are badly affecting all walks of life in Syria, so they should be lifted.