"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.
Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim
Excerpts from Mrs. Al-Assad Statements