President Al-Assad awards Director of the General Authority for Schools of Martyrs’ Sons and Daughters with Syrian Merit Medal

In recognition of her national career and great efforts in taking care of  the sons and daughters of martyrs in the humane, social and educational levels, President Bashar Al-Assad on Sunday awarded the Syrian Merit Medal of excellent class to Ms. Shahira Fallouh, Director of the General Authority for Schools of the Martyrs’ Sons and Daughters.

President Al-Assad and Mrs. Asma Al-Assad participate with the voluntary teams of Syrian students in afforestation of Harsh Al-Tufahaarea in Al-Drekish countryside

Tartous, (ST) - President Bashar Al-Assad and Mrs. Asma Al-Assad participated on Wednesday with a voluntary team of more than 300 male and female students  in the reforestation of Al-Tofahah Forest region (Al-Tofahah Harsh) in Al-Dreikish countryside, which was exposed to fires last year.

President Al-Assad and Mrs. Asma Al-Assad’s participation comes within the framework of a national voluntary campaign which was launched weeks ago and will continue to the end of next March.

This participation also comes with participation of a number of syndicates, organizations and NGOs, and aims at cultivating millions of forest and fruit plants in various Syrian provinces.

Raghda Sawas

President Al-Assad congratulates President Putin on the New Year: We look forward to more achievements in combating terrorism and enhancing bilateral relations

Damascus, (ST)   - President Bashar Al-Assad sent a cable of congratulations to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of New Year.

President Al-Assad extended to President Putin and through him to the friendly Russian people heartfelt congratulations and best wishes that this year brings more successes and progress for the Russian Federation at all levels.

His Excellency also hoped that bilateral relations will be even further consolidated in all fields for the benefit of the peoples of the two friendly countries.

Raghda Sawas

President Bashar Al-Assad congratulates Christian denominations on Christmas

Damascus (ST): President Bashar Al-Assad congratulated today the Christian denominations on Christmas, the birth of Christ, the Messenger of love and peace.

On behalf of the President, Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam congratulated heads of the Christian denominations.

Minister Azzam paid a  visit to  Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and the Whole East John X Yazigi, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and the Whole East Mar Ignatius Aphram II, Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Joseph Absi, Syriac Catholic Church Archbishop Youhanna Jihad Battah, Archbishop Jospeh Arna’outi at the Armenian Catholic Bishopric, Priest Boutros Zaour the pastor of the National Evangelical Church, Archbishop Samir Nassar at the Maronite Archdiocese, Father Bahjat Qarqash at the Latin monastery in Damascus, and Father Malek Malous at the Chaldean Church in Damascus.

President Al-Assad visits the Electronic Citizen Service Center in Damascus

Damascus, (ST) - President Bashar Al-Assad visited on Wednesday the Electronic Citizen Service Center in Damascus, which began providing services to citizens.

President Al-Assad discussed with the center’s staff the mechanism of work , which is mainly based on the orders of transactions and personal documents online . Citizens are able to obtain  any document or order from their home or  place of work without the need to go to public departments to fill the necessary applications .

His Excellency also listened to a detailed explanation about the forms of transactions currently provided by the center and other transactions or documents that would be later provided for the citizens. The electronic services will facilitate the administrative procedures, save a lot of time, effort and money, and ensure transparency in the procedures and required documents.