Syrian-Russian Continued Coordination

DAMASCUS, (ST) - H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad asserted that yesterday's crime by ISIS in Al_Sweida indicates that the countries backing terrorism try to revive the terrorist organizations as a chip card for political gains; however such sinister bids would lead but to the wasting of these countries' people means of living and to the more of the innocents' blood.-shedding

President Assad received yester evening the special envoy of President Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lavrentiev, and the accompanying delegation.

Mr. Lavrentiev condemned in the strongest forms  the terrorist attacks against Al-Sweida, asserting that the attacks assert the correctness of the Syrian State continued fight against terrorism till the cleansing of terrorism from Syria.

The talks focused at bilateral cooperation and the issues exerted as regards the displaced from Syria because of terrorism, where President Assad appreciated the role played by Russia regarding the return of the displaced, whether internally or abroad.

Ongoing preparations for the 10th round of Astana talks in Sochi next week were also focused at.

Presidents Assad and Bibliov determined to bolster relations between Syria and South Ossetia


DAMASCUS,(ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad received here today the visiting President of South Ossetia, H.E. President Anatoly Bibilov.

A session of talks was held where the focus was on the importance of the establishment of bilateral relations in all fields in the interest of both republics and both friendly people.

Several agreements and a treaty for friendship and cooperation are to be signed during President Bibilov''s 3 day visit to the Syrian Arab Republic.

President Bibilov appreciated the Syrian stance in support for the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia and reiterated his country's solidarity with and stance by Syria which has been facing a war by terrorism and in the interest of world peace.

President Al-Assad: Eliminating Terrorism in Most Syrian Areas Prepared the Ground for Political Achievements

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad  has stressed that Eliminating terrorism in most Syrian areas has prepared a proper ground for reaching political achievements that contribute to ending the war on Syria.

President Al-Assad made the remarks during his meeting on Sunday with Hussein Jaberi Ansari, Iran’s Assistant Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, and the accompanying delegation.

President Al-Assad and Ansari affirmed that the policies adopted and the pre-conditions put by the countries supporting terrorism are hindering such achievements.

The meeting focused on the strategic relation between Syria and Iran and the achievements realized to the peoples of the two countries and the entire region because of this relation. The two sides agreed on continuously enhancing the strategic ties as they are a key element for stability in the region.

Ansari congratulated the Syrian leadership and people on the recent victories achieved within the framework of defeating terrorism in both the city and the countryside of Daraa, whether through reconciliations or military operations.

These achievements embody the solid will of the Syrian Arab army as well as the allied and supporting forces to liberate the entire Syrian territory from terrorism, President Al-Assad asserted.

As regards the international policy, President Al-Assad and Ansari made it clear that the policy of unilateral decisions recently adopted by some world powers is the most dangerous element of destabilization that threatens international peace and security. They stressed that the more countries reject this policy, the greater the chances of enhancing stability in the world will be. 

 Hamda Mustafa

Determination to Liberate all of the Syrian Soil Reiterated

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Syria is determined to liberate all of the Syrian territories from terrorists and from all occupiers, underscore H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

In an open discussion with the diplomatic corps at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, in attendance of Minister Walid Al-Moallem, President Assad outlined some other priorities in Syria as rebuilding in support for its continued fight against terrorism , amendment of laws and legislations to cope with the coming phase, fighting corruption, and the bolstering of dialogue among Syrians.

According to the Syrian Presidency: , President Assad reiterated Syria's priority for the return of the Syrians abroad who left Syria in fear of terrorism and for the reactivation of the political track which is being hindered by some Western States, on top of them by the USA.

"National consensus and agreement is but the deciding factor in the adoption of any agreement or any political issue," added H.E. President Assad, asserting  that such agreement or consensus comes through dialogue at all levels.

President Assad cited the importance of the dialogue among members of the diplomatic corps as to probe and deliberate any issue be it at the domestic, regional or international level as to outline the best in interest of Syria, people and government.


Dr. Mohamad Abdo Al-Ibrahim


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H.E. President Assad Performs Al-Fitr Prayers in Tartous

TARTOUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad performed Al-Fitr Prayers at Sayyada Khadija Mosque in Tartous.

Eid Ceremony Speech highlighted the noble and sublime meanings of the religious month of fasting (Ramadan) and cited the heroic role of the martyrs  in defending Syria against terrorism.