"The future of Syria is decided only by the Syrians"

 

DAMASCUS, (ST)-"The local Administration is a very important experience in Syria…municipalities were accordingly granted the more of decentralism, particularly in accordance with Law N. 107 stipulations," said H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

In a landmark speech to Syria's Local Administration elected councils mayors, President Assad outlined the role of the Local Councils as to achieve growth balance between all of Syria's regions and as to help central establishments to focus at auditing and comprehensive policies in the best investment for human and financial resources.

"Local Councils are more aware of local details in bolstering of local societies development and expanding participation from bottom to top and vice-versa. Partnership between society and the state is the democratic participation on the basis of comprehensive dialogue as a means for building and development," added H.E. President Assad.

President Assad, to the frequent thundering slogans of support, allegiance by the crowded hall, pointed out that backers of terrorism supported terrorism as to control of geography as much as it could as to weaken the control of the state and its sovereignty as to weaken social harmony and then divide our country," asserted President Assad,

President Assad noted that the plotters for exerting hegemony on the globe have not changed and the will of resistance is even more determined.

Agreements Reached between Syria and Iran Would Enhance Two Countries’ Steadfastness against Western-Led Economic War

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad and Iran’s First Vice President Es'haq  Jahangiri on Tuesday discussed results of the meetings of the Syrian-Iranian Higher Committee which concluded yesterday in Damascus.

Eleven agreements, including the long-term strategic economic cooperation agreement, were signed during the meetings.

 President Al-Assad and Jahangiri expressed satisfaction over the results and affirmed the need to continuously follow up the implementation and reactivation of the signed deals.

The agreements and cooperation projects reached between Syria and Iran have a strategic dimension and form a strong economic base that would contribute to enhancing the steadfastness of Syria and Iran in the face of the western-led economic war targeting the two countries, President Al-Assad stressed.

Syrian-Russian Continuous Coordination and Cooperation in Fighting Terrorism Stressed

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad on Thursday received a deleagtion representing the United Russia Party, led by Dmitry Sablin, member of the State Duma.

The meeting focused on the efforts that have been exerted to enhance the Syrian-Russian relations.

President Al-Assad affirmed the importance of cooperation and coordination between Syria and Russia, particularly in fighting terrorism and in the political and economic fileds.

The pressure and hostile policies adopted by some western countries against Russia after every victory achieved against terrorists in Syria is a clear evidence that the terrorist war waged on the Syrian people is no more confined to Syria only, President Al-Assad said, affirming the importance of strengthening the Syrian-Russian relations in the this key era of the region's history.

Relations between Syria and Iran Based on Respecting People’s Will to Determine Their Future

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Relations between Syria and Iran are based on principles, morals and on respecting people’s will to determine their future away from foreign interference, President Bashar Al-Assad stressed during his meeting on Monday with Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, Head of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, and the accompanying delegation.

President Al-Assad affirmed that this approach has contributed to perpetuating the independence of the two countries, reiterating the need to adopt this relationship as a base for creating a bigger network of relations particularly with the countries which agree with both Syria and Iran in terms of policies.

The meeting focused on the decades old relations between the two countries and on ways to boost these ties in the political and economic fields as to serve the interests of the peoples of both countries.

Key Role of People's Organizations and Unions in Raising Arab Societies' Awareness about Conspiracies Stressed

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that people's organizations and unions play important role in protecting Arab societies and raising their awareness about the dangers and conspiracies facing them, foremost of which are the attempts to undermine the Arab identity and the national belongingness of the Arab peoples in order to weaken their faith in Arab causes and in their ability to defend their legitimate rights.

President Al-Assad made the remarks during his meeting on Monday with a delegation representing Arab Lawyers' Union led by Nasser Hamoud Al-Kreween, the Union's Secretary General. Talks dealt with the situation in Arab countries and means to find a way out of the crises these countries suffer.