President Bashar al-Assad tasks Hussein Arnous with forming a new government

On August 1st, President Bashar Al-Assad issued on Sunday decree No. 206 for the year 2021 tasking Eng. Hussein Arnous with forming a new government in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Engineer Arnous, born in Idlib in 1953, graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Aleppo in 1978 and occupied the following positions:

President Al-Assad issues new decree aiming at supporting national pharmaceutical industry

In support for the national pharmaceutical industry, President Bashar Al-Assad issued the Legislative Decree No. 25 which provides for extending the effect of the Legislative Decree No.14 for 2020 until July 31st, 2022.

According to the decree No.14, the raw materials necessary for pharmaceutical industries as well as production requirements are exempted from customs fees and taxes.

Chairman of the Scientific Council for the Syrian Pharmaceutical Industries, Dr. Rashid Al-Faisal, said that the new decree aims at supporting the national pharmaceutical industry and ensuring that some types of this industry continue to be available in the light of the difficult circumstances resulted of the repercussions of the terrorist war and the economic siege on Syria, which has made it difficult for the country to secure medicine, raw materials and production requirements and has led to an increase in production costs.

President Al-Assad to Ghalibaf: Syrian-Iranian coordination in fighting terrorism has achieved positive results

DAMASCUS, (ST)_President Bashar Al-Assad received on Wednesday the Speaker of the Iranian Shoura Council Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf and the accompanying delegation. 
The talks between the two sides dealt with the strong bilateral relations and constructive cooperation between Syria and Iran in all fields.
President Al-Assad reiterated during the meeting that Iran is a major partner for Syria and it has stood by the people of Syria in fighting terrorism and supported it in all fields. 
“ The coordination between Syria and Iran in fighting terrorism has achieved positive results on the ground, and it will continue until the liberation of all areas and defeating  terrorist groups,” the president said.
The main role of Parliaments in Syria and Iran in opening new horizons for bilateral cooperation, especially in the economic field and activating cooperation between private sectors in the two countries to confront the economic war and the sanctions being imposed on them were also on the table. 
For his part, Ghalibaf said that the insistence of the Iranian and Syrian peoples on fulfilling the recent presidential elections in Iran and Syria proves the failure of the policy of pressures being practiced against the two countries and asserts that no one can stand against the will of peoples. 
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President Al-Assad, Russian delegation hold talks over the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland

DAMASCUS, (ST)_President Bashar Al-Assad received on Monday Russian delegation headed by the Russian president’s special envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev. 
During the meeting, the talks dealt with the joint efforts and cooperation between Syria and  Russia, especially in the field of  the return of Syrian refugees who were forced to leave their homeland because of terrorist groups’ crimes. 

President Al-Assad performs Eid Al-Adha prayer at Khaled bin Al-Walid mosque in Homs

HOMS, (ST)_President Bashar Al-Assad on Tuesday performed Eid al-Adha prayer at Khaled bin al-Walid mosque in Homs.
Minister of Endowments, Grand Mufti of the Republic, Homs governor and a number of clergymen, members of the People’s Assembly and citizens performed the prayer with President Al-Assad.