Chilean writer of Syrian origin to ST: Syrian expatriates played active role in political, cultural and economic life of Chile

Dr. Pablo Sapag is a Chilean writer of Syrian origin.  His family immigrated to Chile early the 20th century. Now, he is an associate Professor at Complutense University of Madrid and a lecturer in UK and Greek universities.

Syria Times conducted an online interview with Dr. Pablo to know more about the Syrian expatriates in Chile: their number, their situation, their contributions to the Chilean society and their role in boosting relations between Syria and Chile and in explaining the real situation in Syria during the crisis.

Here is the full text of the Syria Times interview with Dr. Pablo Sapag:

The Syrian Embassy in Havana commemorated the Syrian Caribbean Day

The Syrian Embassy in the Republic of Cuba held an event entitled "Syrian Caribbean Day" during which it presented a documentary film showcasing the true face of Syria and its civilization.

The film reviewed the state of harmony among the spectrums of Syrian society and their common civilization and what Syria has provided to humanity in all walks of life.

The film also pointed to the failure of the conspiracy and terrorist war against Syria for more than eight years in dissuading  it from continuing its civilisational role and fighting terrorism thanks to the sacrifices of the Syrian army.

Syrians in Cuba commemorate the October Liberation War

Havana, (ST)- The  Syrian  Embassy in Cuba in cooperation with the Cuban branch of the National Union of Syrian Students and members of the Syrian community commemorated the 46th anniversary of the glorious October of  Liberation.

Participants stressed during the event, held at the Syrian housing residence in the capital Havana, that the October Liberation War was a turning point in our nation history where it moved from the time of defeats to the time of victories, praising the achievements of the Syrian Arab Army in its war on terrorism and its supporters.

The National Union of Syrian Expatriates in Sweden and Europe celebrates the Syrian Cultural Day

Stockholm, (ST)- The National Union of Syrian Expatriates in Sweden and Europe held a celebration in the Swedish capital Stockholm on the occasion of the Syrian Cultural Day. It also marked the second anniversary of the Union founding.

The President of the National Union of Syrian Expatriates in Sweden and Europe, Dr. Kabi Isho, stressed the importance of the occasion to all Syrian expatriates, pointing out the various activities of the Union through its participation in all national events, including the participation of a trade delegation in the 61st Damascus International Fair. The Union also participated in the "Basmat Amal" ceremony to honor orphans in Damascus.

The first expatriate festival kicks off in Safita today

The first expatriate festival kicks off today in Safita city, Tartus governorate, under the title (Syria will remain.. the start and the end).

The three-day festival includes various scientific, medical, cultural, literary, heritage and artistic activities, as well as a pavilion for tourism and investment projects and an exhibition of local agricultural products.

The province has taken all the necessary preparations for the success of this festival, which is held for the first time in the city of Safita, the Secretary General of Tartus Governorate and Chairman of the media committee organizing the festival Haidar Merhej explained in a statement to SANA reporter.

Merhej underlined the importance of the festival in re-engaging people of the region who are spread overseas with their families and relatives and in showcasing the important archaeological and tourist attractions of this area.