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.

Syrian-Iraqi Coordination in the fight against terrorism

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad was handed a message from the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mr. Adel Abdalmehdi, related to standing cooperation and bilateral relations.

The message, handed over by Mr.Faleh al-Fayyad, the Iraqi National Security Advisor, focused at continued coordination in the fight against terrorism and on the standing cooperation on both sides of the border between Syria and Iraq.

President Assad pointed out that the will of the People to preserve the sovereignty of their countries has been stronger than foreign plots and schemes, given the restoration of stability and security to most of the Syrian and Iraqi Cities.

Viewpoints were exchanged during the meeting on regional and international arenas.

Syrian-Iranian Cooperation and Consultations Bolstered

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad highlighted the importance of the efforts exerted by Syria's allied and friendly countries, particularly Iran and Russia, as to stop the interferences of some countries from the West in the political track, and as to establish firmly a political process led by the Syrians away from whatever foreign interference.

President Assad held talks today with the visiting senior Assistant of  Iran's Foreign Minister for political Affairs, Hussein Jabri Ansari, and the accompanying delegation, on the latest developments in Syria and the region.

President Assad highly appreciated the efforts exerted by Iran as regards the formation of the committee for discussing constitution, though of the big hurdles by the states supporting terrorism.

Presidents Assad al-Bashir Held Talks in Damascus

DAMASCUS, (ST)- H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad held talks in Damascus today with the visiting President of the Sudan, Omar Hasan al-Bashir, on bilateral relations issues as well as on conditions in the Syria and the region.

Presidents Assad and al-Bashir underscored that the circumstances and crisis of the scores of Arab countries need a new perception for Arab action based on the respect for the sovereignty of the states, and non-interference in their domestic affairs, which, in turn, would guarantee the improvement of intra-Arab relations in the interest of Arab People.

Strong Economic Relations between Syria and Russia Strengthen Peoples of Both Countries Against West's Hostile Policies

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that the Syrian-Russian economic relations are a main source of strength for the peoples of the two countries in the face of the policies of some western states that seek breaking the will of the peoples of other countries, which refuse to subjugate to the West's dictates, by launching wars or imposing sanctions on the citizens of these countries.