Food Security Has Been Key Factor in Enhancing Syria's Independent Decision

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Basher Al-Assad on Thursday received members of the Executive Office of the Arab Agricultural Engineers Union.

"One of the key factors which have contributed to enhancing Syria's independent decision over the past decades has been the food security guaranteed by the country's agricultural sector," President Al-Assad stressed, adding that "thus, one of the first goals of the terrorist groups in Syria was cutting the roads to hinder the delivery of agricultural crops in implementation of foreign schemes against the region that aim at preventing the region's countries from owning their decision.

Syrians Never Forget the Kidnapped


DAMASCUS, (ST)_  H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad received today the liberated kidnapped citizens from Al-Sweida Governorate along with their families.

''The Syrians, happy over the liberation of the last batch of Al-Sweida kidnapped, are never ever to forget their missing or kidnapped persons in other regions of Syria; the State, with all of its establishments, do consider their cause on top of its priorities and is indeed very keen on reaching to them and on liberating them whatever the way might be,'' President Assad said.

''Thanks are due to the men of the hero Syrian Arab Army, without of their sacrifices, martyrs and wounded, no kidnapped could return, and  without such Army all of Syria  would have been kidnapped. The Army has been protecting Syria and her soil, dignity and people. Every kidnapped liberated was liberated by the blood of the hero Syrian Arab Army. And every one who abstained from the service of the Army and the Homeland shoulders the responsibility for every martyr lost by Syria and by his family.'' Added President Assad.

Syria, Iran Vow to Continue Fighting Terrorism, Seeking Progress in Political Process

 DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad and Iran's Assistant Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Hussein Jaberi Ansari on Monday discussed the latest developments in Syria and the region. Focus was put on the Syrian-Iranian relations as a key factor for stability in the region and for facing the policies of the United States and its tools that aim at disseminating chaos in the region and weakening the countries that refuse to surrender to such policies

Political Track to End War against Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad received here Sunday  the visiting Russian President Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev and the accompanying Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and delegation members.

Mr. Lavrentiev briefed H.E. President Assad on the talks held during the recently held quartet summit in Istanbul and on the efforts exerted by Russia with all regional and international sides as to eliminate the obstacles hindering the realization of progress in the political track that would end the war against Syria.

President Assad highly lauded the great efforts exerted by Russian Officials, particularly by H.E. President Vladimir Putin, as to isolate foreign interferences  in the Syrian Affairs, in contribution to assisting the Syrians to determine by themselves  their own future to their best interests.

The talks touched upon the formation of a Committee to discuss the current Constitution; agreement was made as to pursue joint efforts between Syria and Russia as to eliminate the obstacles still hindering the formation of this Committee.

President Al-Assad: Biggest Mistake Made by Some European Countries Is Keeping Disconnected from Reality

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that one of the biggest mistakes made by some European countries is keeping disconnected from reality, as governments' knowledge of the reality of things is the most important step to build real and right policies that help these governments adopt specific stances that serve the interests of their peoples.

President Al-Assad made the remarks during his meeting on Thursday with a Polish delegation led by MP Pavel Skutitsky.

The delegation is visiting Syria to take a closer look at the latest developments in Syria, according to members of the delegation.