89 wanted persons have their legal status settled in Daraa


Daraa - Within the framework of the comprehensive reconciliation process in the country, a number of wanted persons had their legal status settled in the city al-Sanamin in Daraa province on Wednesday during a national event with the attendance of official, popular and religious figures.

89 persons had their legal status settled while tens others started procedures of settling their cases, according to SANA.

Information Minister, Deputy Foreign Minister meet Australian delegation

Damascus – Information Minister Mohammad Ramez Tourjman affirmed that the national media was exposed during the crisis in Syria to a misleading campaign that aimed at distorting facts and events in it, employing money and technical capabilities to mislead the world public opinion with the participation of Arab and Western media outlets.

During a meeting with an Australian delegation headed by Rev. David Smith, the Minister pointed out that since the beginning, Syria warned the world about the danger of supporting terrorism in the region because it would form a threat to the whole world, and this is what has become clear recently, adding that combating terrorism requires joint efforts from everyone, SANA reported.

Prime Minister visits Army unit operating in Aleppo

Aleppo – Prime Minister Imad Khamis on Wednesday visited an Army and Armed Forces unit operating in Aleppo province, where he was briefed on the task the unit is carrying out in the war on terrorism.

Khamis relayed to the soldiers the greeting of President Bashar al-Assad, saying that the soldiers’ sacrifices have resulted in a historical victory in Aleppo that will soon spread across all of Syria.

Health Minister inspects health institutions in Aleppo


Aleppo – Health Minister Nizar Yazigi affirmed that the Health Ministry drew up plans and programs to rebuild health facilities and hospitals that were destroyed by terrorism in Aleppo.

During a visit to the Optometry and Pediatrics Hospitals in Qadi Askar neighborhood in Aleppo city on Tuesday, as part of the visit of a government delegation headed by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, Yazigi pointed out that the systematic terrorism that affected the health facilities and hospitals in Aleppo “will not deter us from rebuilding the health system in order to serve our people in these areas,” SANA reported.

Religious Endowments Minister meets Australian delegation

Damascus - Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Mohammad Abdelsattar al-Sayyed met on Tuesday an Australian delegation headed by Rev. David Smith.

During the meeting, al-Sayyed affirmed that Syria was exposed during the years of the crisis to a Takfiri Wahhabi campaign that sought to undermine the unity of its people and to create division among them, but the religious institutions in Syria confronted those ideas that are alien to the Syrian society and its values and principles, as Syria forms a model of fraternity, peace, and solidarity among its people throughout history, SANA reported.

Transport Minister stresses need to restore operations in Aleppo International Airport


Aleppo – Interior Minister Ali Hammoud stressed the need to rehabilitate Aleppo International Airport to repair the damage caused to it by terrorists and restoring operations in it immediately.

During an inspection tour of transport departments and establishments in Aleppo on Tuesday, as part of the visit of a government delegation headed by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, Hammoud stressed the need to reactivate transport establishments in Aleppo, as they are one the most important sources of income for the state treasury, SANA reported.

In turn, Director of Aleppo International Airport Bassem Mansour said that most of the airport’s halls along with the Syrian Airlines office, the Immigrations and Passports branch, and the runway are ready for resuming operations, and that work is underway to repair other facilities.

Finance Minister inspects Customs Directorate in Aleppo


Aleppo – Finance Minister Ma’moun Hamdan stressed the need to enforce laws and regulations and to be strict in dealing with cases of negligence and corruption in all their forms.

During an inspection tour of the Customs Directorate in Aleppo on Tuesday, as part of the visit of a government delegation headed by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, Hamdan underlined the role of customs in combating smuggling which has a negative effect on national economy, noting that the Ministry and the General Directorate of Customs made several plans to develop the work of customs, SANA reported.

He said that the Ministry is working to implement measures to curb smuggling, and that deterrent steps will be taken against all those involved in illegal activities.