Russian Role in Fighting Terrorism Highlighted

LATTAKIA, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad met at Khmeimim Airbase  Monday morning H.E. President  President Vladimir Putin of Russia.

Presidents Assad and Putin reviewed the military forces at the Airspace, where President Putin ordered the start of preparations for the withdrawal of the Russian Forces from Syria.

President Assad thanked President Putin for the active participation of Russia in fighting terrorism in Syria, asserting that the Syrian People will never forget what the Russian military personnel whose blood was mixed with the blood of the martyrs of the Syrian Arab Army have done in encountering terrorism.

President Assad Issues Law on 2018 State Budget Set at SYP 3,187 Billion

DAMASCUS – President Bashar Assad issued on Sunday law no. 43 for 2017 on setting the state general budget for the 2018 fiscal year.

The law set the allocations of the state general budget at SYP 3,187 billion distributed as indicated in the table of expenditures accompanying the law, according to SANA.

President al-Assad participates in religious celebration on Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday occasion

Damascus - President Bashar al-Assad participated on Wednesday in a religious celebration, held by the Ministry of Islamic endowments, on the occasion of Prophet Mohammad’s birthday at al-Afram mosque in Damascus.

The president performed al-Isha prayers, led by Imam Adnan al-Afyouni, the Mufti of Damascus and its countryside, SANA reported.

Minister of Endowments Mohammad Abdul-Sattar Assayed said that Prophet Mohammad was sent for the good and mercy of humanity to enlighten the whole world.

He referred to the political and religious reforms that have been realized in Syria, affirming that the Syrian people have supported the Syrian Arab army in the war against terrorism, this support that gave birth to a great victory under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad.

The celebration was concluded by a prayer for Sheikh al-Afyouni who supplicated God to keep Syria and its army safe.

Syria, Iran Affirm Determination to Continue the Fight against Terrorism

DAMASCUS- President Bashar Al-Assad and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in a phone conversation on Saturday affirmed their determination to continue the fight against terrorism until all terrorist organizations in Syria are eliminated.

President Rouhani stressed his country's firm support for the Syrian people until security and stability is restored to the entire Syrian territory and vowed assistance in reconstructing what the terrorists had destroyed during years of war.

The Iranian president reiterated that the Syrian people is the only party that has the right to decide the future of Syria away from foreign intervention, pointing out that the tripartite Summit in Sochi came to stress this right which is guaranteed by the UN Charter and the international law.

Presidents Al-Assad and Putin hold meeting in Russian city of Sochi

Sochi _ H.E. President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting in the Russian city of Sochi in the presence of a number of senior Russian political and military officials.

President Putin congratulated President al-Assad over the successes achieved in Syria in the fight against terrorism, stressing that the Syrian people are approaching victory over the terrorists, according to SANA.