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.

Defending Principles Has Its Price, Underlined President Assad

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ ''Defending principles has its price and we in Syria have been paying a very big price as to safeguard our homeland and the independency of our decision,'' underscored H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

Receiving the participants in the Damascus held meetings of the Executive Committee of World Peace Council here today, President Assad added: '' the principles, being realistic and based on the interests of the people, are but the solid foundations in the face of the narrow interests of some Western countries which never even hesitate to  launch wars for their interests,''

 For achieving this objective, such countries use extremist thinking, propagated for by the US Administration in the eighties, and spread ignorance as to facilitate their plots to push the people towards wars, and not to forget their spread of poverty worldwide,'' added H.E. President Assad.

President Assad highlighted the pivotal role of the World Peace Council and the International Democratic Youth Union in commitment to the defence of truth in embodiment for peace principles when international policies are based on lies and misleading the people.

Determination to Eliminate Terrorism and Restore Stability Underscored

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad  reiterated here today that Syria would pursue to the best of its genuine will to fight against terrorism  as to eliminate it and restore stability.

Receiving the visiting Russian   President Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev and the accompanying Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and delegation members, President Assad underscored Syria's commitment to her rights enshrined by International Laws and Conventions, as not to allow any foreign side to meddle in her domestic affairs.

'Some countries in the region and several Western countries continue to interfere in the political track and put pressures as impose their will on the Syrians, which would but obstruct the achievement of any progress,'' outlined H.E. President Assad.

Viewpoints regarding the developments of conditions in Syria, particularly at the political track and the process of the formation of the present Constitution Committee, were exchanged.

Bilateral Relations between Syria and Crimea Bolstered


DAMASCUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad received here today President of the Crimean Republic Sergei Aksyonov, who is visiting Syria presiding over a high-level delegation.

President Assad congratulated  the Crimean people and leadership over fulfilling their own will of returning to the homeland of the Russian Federation.

President Assad outlined that this visit constitutes a good start for building relations of cooperation between the two sides in various fields, given the fact  that the two countries enjoy a distinguished geographical  position on the Black and Mediterranean seas.

President  Aksyonov expressed his pleasure over visiting Syria and working on boosting bilateral relations in the interest of the peoples of Syria and Crimea, who have struggled for defending their homelands and their independent will.

The meeting touched upon the measures as to build strong bilateral relations, a joint trading house and a joint sea transportation company, exchanging, launching  direct flights between the two countries and exchanging visits between businessmen, setting up plans for culture exchange.



Dr. Mohamad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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