President Al-Assad Congratulates General Michel Oun on Becoming President of Lebanon

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad on Monday congratulated General  Michel Oun on becoming President of Lebanon.

In a phone conversation, President Al-Assad wished  President Oun all success in his new tasks, hoping that the new step would open a new era in Lebanon's political life that contributes to consolidating Lebanon's stability and achieving better future for the Lebanese people.

Laws Must Be Applied to All without Selectivity, Favoritism: President Al-Assad to Governors

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Laws should be respected and must be applied to all away from selectivity or favoritism, President Bashar Al-Assad stressed during his meeting on Thursday with governors of Syrian provinces.

 The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Imad Khamis and the Local Administration Minister Hussein Makhlouf.

 President Al-Assad said that applying the laws necessitates more filed visits by concerned officials to help uncover corrupt officials and workers, help fight bureaucracy and squandering and help enhance cooperation between the Local Administration Ministry and the Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection to control prices in the service of citizens.

Presidential Decree Naming New Governor for Deir Ezzor

DAMASCUS – President Bashar Al-Assad issued on Wednesday Decree No. 319 for 2016 appointing Mohammad Ibrahim Samra as Governor of Deir Ezzor, SANA reported.

Samra, born in Hama 1956, was graduated from the police academy. He has assumed a number of posts in the Interior Ministry, the latest of which was commander of Sweida police department between 2013 and 2016.

Presidents Al-Assad , Putin Discuss Developments Relating to Terrorism Fighting, Political Settlement in Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad and His Russian Counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday discussed the latest developments relating the fight against terrorism and the political efforts exerted to solve the crisis in Syria.

During a phone conversation, Putin affirmed Russia's firm stance on Syria based on fighting terrorism and maintaining Syria's territorial integrity.

President Al-Assad: Protecting Civilians in Aleppo Requires Ridding the City of Terrorists

DAMASCUS- President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that protecting civilians in Aleppo necessitates ridding the city of terrorists and this is “our mission according to the constitution and the law”.

 In an interview with the Swiss SRF 1 Channel, to be broadcast in full today at 10 p.m., President Al-Assad said “it is our mission according to the constitution and according to the law to protect people. We have to get rid of those terrorists from Aleppo. This is how we can protect civilians.”