National Meeting to Promote Local Reconciliation in Homs

To promote local reconciliation in Homs, the Arab Socialist Baath Party branch in Homs recently held a National Meeting in al-Mankoula village of Tal Kalakh area in the presence of a crowd of political, partisan and popular events of talkalakh district and its surroundings.

The national meeting was attended by Secretary of the Homs Baath party branch , the provincial police chief , deputy head of the reconciliation center in Homaimem, director of Homs Awqaf and security chiefs in Homs as well as a number of parliament members, religious leaders and heads of popular organizations and professional syndicates, and a crowd of the village residents.

The Syria of Openness, Science and of Knowledge

"You are the Ambassadors of Syria: the Syria of openness, science and of knowledge and you have to contribute to the development of your society and your Syria. I do strongly believe in you and in waiting for you," said Mrs. Asma Al-Assad, Syria's First Lady addressing the first batch of the Syrian Academy for the Distinguished graduates, Wednesday, September7th, 2016.

"All fields are based on the main  pillar of belonging to the homeland. The most of what I focus with my children is to be dedicated to Syria, resect the people, particularly the old, to be committed to the rich variety in the society and to the many sacrifices offered in the ongoing war. The future and safety of my children is attained through their commitment to the future and safety of the homeland; once the homeland is well, they will be well." Added Mrs. Al-Assad.

"I do care about excellence and distinction as part of the academic process as a whole; the distinguished are more able to invent and develop the homeland,  and more able to find solutions for crisis in their homeland." Outlined H.E. the First Lady.

In reply to a question about the graduates post-graduation scholarships in Russia, Mrs. Al-Assad recalled the Syrian Presidential Couple visit to Russia in 2005 where such topic was discussed and thereafter Russian experts contributed to training of the Academy staff, dispatched experts and underlined the criteria for this.


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 Excerpts from Mrs. Al-Assad Statements



Syrian Family Forum Association honors 25 families of martyrs

Five years after it held voluntary social works to support the families of wounded and martyred Syrian soldiers and the families affected by the terror war on Syria, the Syrian Family Forum Association was officially launched Saturday in the 'Dama Rose' hotel in Damascus.

The association will go ahead with supporting the families and children affected by the terrorism and it will attach great importance to rebuilding Syria, according to the Honorary President of the Association Sheikh Kamil Naser and the Chairwoman of the Board of the Directors Mrs. Ahed Sharefeh.

National salvation party backs Syrian army, rejects transitional government

The National Salvation Party announced Monday its plan during its founding conference held in the 'al-Qaisar Palace' Hotel in Damascus in the presence of  representatives of the Chinese and Russian embassies plus several secretaries of national parties and members of Parliament.

The plan of the party is based on preserving the unity of the Syrian territories, supporting the Syrian Arab army in fighting terrorism and protecting the national unity, enhancing the principle of citizenship and holding a comprehensive national dialogue to make political, constitutional, administrative and judicial reforms, according to the Party's Secretary General Dr. Hosameddin Abo Khier, who gave a speech in the opening ceremony of the conference.

National Center for Excelled Students Celebrates Graduation of Fifth Batch of Students in Presence of Mrs. Asma Al-Assad

LATAKKIA, (ST)- In the presence of First Lady, Mrs. Asma al-Assad, the National Center for Excelled Students on Sunday celebrated the graduation of the fifth batch of students in a ceremony held at Dar al-Assad for Culture in Lattakia.

The Center continues to supply the Syrian society with distinguished creative youths who are capable of coping with vast scientific development and of meeting the homeland's need of skilled and excelled cadres.

During the celebration, the Center's Director Iskandar Muneef said in a statement that the center aims at attracting young inventive potentials and providing them with special care and support as to help them contribute to the process of building the Syrian society .

Mirvat Jamoul a Distinguished Example of the Challenge of Disability

SWEIDA, (ST)-Mervat Jamoul, a blind young girl from the Syrian city of Sweida, has challenged her disability and overcome difficulties to reach an advanced academic degree and become a distinguished successful person.

'Mother Syria' Group holds its founding conference in Damascus

The 'Mother Syria' Group, which seeks to take part in rebuilding Syria and to achieve local reconciliations, has held its founding conference in Damascus, according to the official news agency (SANA).

 The agency quoted the group's head Dr. Mahmod al-Irq as saying –during the conference held yesterday in the Omayad Hotel in Damascus- that the current circumstances necessitate the foundation of groups as the individual work is fruitless.

Dr. al-Irq asserted the Syrian people's unity in confronting the plots that aim to destroy the homeland.