President Al-Assad Receives 34 Liberated Abductees Previously Held by Terrorist Groups in Barzeh

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad and the First Lady, Mrs. Asma Al-Assad, on Thursday received 34 liberated abductees, including two women, who were previously held by the terrorist groups  in Barzeh neighborhood  in Damascus.

The president and his wife congratulated the liberated abductees on the end of the ordeal through which they, along with their families, passed during the abduction period .

President Al-Assad said that the Syrian society is experiencing a serious social crisis caused by the issue of the missing and the abducted persons.

 "This issue was a basic obsession for us as a state, institutions and officials," added President Al-Assad, pointing out that rarely a week or a month passes without conducting a swap to liberate one or a group of abductees held by terrorists.

President Al-Assad Congratulates Iran's Rouhani on Winning Presidential Elections

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad on Saturday congratulated his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on winning a second term as president of Iran and on getting the Iranian people's trust to lead Iran and press ahead with enhancing the country's position and key role in the region and the world.

In his congratulation cable, President Al-Assad said the Iranian presidential elections have presented an example to follow as they were held in a democratic atmosphere and in high spirit responsibility.  

President Al-Assad Receives Message from Iraq’s Abadi

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad on Thursday received a message from Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Abadi conveyed to him by Abadi’s envoy, the National Security Advisor Faleh al-Fayyad.

In his oral message, Abadi stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation between Syria and Iraq in their war against terrorist takfiri organizations, particularly the coordination of their efforts to fight Deash at the joint borders.

Syria is the Gate of Arab National Security

 DAMASCUS,(ST)_ The Syrian People have excelled in embodying the best examples for sacrifices, H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad outlined.

Receiving a delegation comprising Arab figures participating in the Arab National Conference and the International Arab Forum for Justice for Palestine, President Assad added that Syria wouldn't have been able to withstand for years in the face of the war imposed, had it not been for the sacrifices of its Army and the belief of the Syrians in their homeland and in their unity.

The standing challenges facing the Arab World necessitates the work for awakening awareness for Arabism as the identity and as the civilized framework including all, and not only as an ideology, added H.E. President Al-Assad, asserting the necessity for commitment to national thought and for the bolstering of national feeling in the face of division and elimination schemes drawn for the region.

Members of the delegation underscored necessity for standing by Syria in the face of what she is exposed to, hence the support for Syria means but the support for the Palestinian Cause and for the entire Arab Nation, given the fact that Syria is the gate of Arab National Security.

The members voiced full confidence in Syria's victory against terrorism and hatched schemes, which would but establish for positive strategic changes in the Arab region.

The talks during the meeting dealt with conditions in Syria in light of the terrorism war imposed and the crises facing the Arab World including weakness, disunity and the spread of extremism and terrorism, which are reflected on the deterioration of Arab conditions and impacts on the Palestinian Cause.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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President Al-Assad Stresses Dynamic Thinking of Baath Party

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad on Monday received a delegation representing the regional leaderships participating in the 14th National Conference of the Baath Arab Socialist Party (BASP) that concluded its deliberations yesterday.

 Talks dealt with the results of the conference, mainly the formation of a national council that consists of the regional secretaries of the Baath parties in the Arab countries.  

President Al-Assad stressed that forming a national council reflects the dynamic thinking of the Baath party which has been able to adapt to surrounding circumstances without giving up its principles.