President Al-Assad awards Lt. General Ali Aslan the Syrian Order of Merit of Excellent Degree

DAMASCUS, (ST)_President Bashar Al-Assad awarded former chief of staff of the Syrian Army Lieutenant General Ali Aslan the Syrian Order of Merit of the Excellent Degree, in appreciation for his role as a military commander and his heroism as a brave combatant and officer on the battlefields as well as his 7 decade-long career.
Lt. General Aslan is one of the most prominent commanders of the Syrian Army. He was born in 1932 and occupied several military positions, including the commander of Syrian forces working in Lebanon and the army’s Chief of Staff in Syria, then as advisor at the presidency in 2003 until today.

President Al-Assad receives Russia's Deputy Prime Minister

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ President Bashar Al-Assad received on Tuesday Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov and the accompanying economic delegation.
The talks dealt with the current bilateral cooperation between Syria and Russia, especially at the economic and investment levels, and the joint efforts being exerted to expand this cooperation with the aim of encompassing other sectors like up-to-date technology, industry and agriculture .

President Al-Assad congratulates Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi on winning presidential elections

President Bashar Al-Assad on Saturday sent a congratulatory cable to the Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi on the occasion of his landslide victory in Iran's presidential elections.

"It is my pleasure to extend, on behalf of the Syrian people on myself, the heartfelt congratulations to you on getting the confidence of the friendly Iranian people and winning the presidential elections," President Al-Assad said in the cable.

He wished Raeisi best of luck and success in his new tasks that carry on the course of the Islamic revolution in leading the country towards more prosperity and progress in all domains and that serve the interests of the Iranian people who kept steadfast in the face of all the schemes which aimed at breaking their will and confiscating their independent decision.

President Al-Assad expressed his keenness on working with the new Iranian President for enhancing the Syrian-Iranian deep-rooted relations which have been built on the basis of long decades of historical friendship, mutual respect and understanding and common interests.

President Bashar Al-Assad to a delegation from the Islamic National Conference: The idea of nationalism in its basic sense is belonging

On June 14thPresident Bashar al-Assad received a delegation from the Islamic National Conference that includes heads of parties, representatives, and political and trade union figures from a number of Arab and Islamic countries.

During the meeting, the discussion revolved around the idea of Arab nationalism, identity and belonging, as it was emphasized with what happened recently in Gaza

President BasharAl-Assad accepts the credentials of the ambassadors of Iran and Palestine to Syria

On June 13th, President Bashar Al-Assad accepted the credentials of Mehdi Sobhani as ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Samir al-Rifai as ambassador of the State of Palestine to the Syrian Arab Republic.

President Al-Assad received the two ambassadors separately and exchanged talks with them and wished them success in their missions.

The two ambassadors were received and bid farewell at the People's Palace in the usual ceremonies.

The credential presentation ceremony was attended by Dr. Faisal Miqdad, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, and Mansour Azzam, Minister of Presidential Affairs.


O. al-Mohammad