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Syria, Russia Discuss Joint Efforts to Reactive Political Process in Parallel with Fight against Terrorism

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad on Thursday received Russian President Vladimir Putin's Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin and the accompanying delegation.

Talks dealt with developments in Syria and the joint Syrian-Russian action concerning these developments, mainly the fight to eliminate terrorism in the areas where it still exists.

The Russian envoy affirmed his country's firm support for the Syrian state's efforts to restore security and stability over the entire Syrian territory.

Moscow-Damascus efforts to reactive the political process in Syria in parallel with the continuous war on terrorism were also discussed.

The two sides expressed determination to continue their joint work to achieve the hoped-for goals despite the escalating pressure being practiced by some western countries on Syria and Russia aiming to foil their efforts and to prolong the war as to achieve the interests of these western countries on the expense of the Syrian people and the stability of the entire region.

President Al-Assad Performs Eid al-Fitr Prayers at the Mosque of President Hafez al-Assad in Damascus

DAMASCUS- President Bashar Al-Assad on Wednesday performed the prayers of Eid al-Fitr (the Festival which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan) at the Mosque of President Hafez Al-Assad in Damascus.

Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments), Syria’s Grand, senior officials in the state and the Baath Arab Socialist Party, a number of the People’s Assembly members, a number of Islamic scholars and a crowd of citizens also performed the prayers along with President Al-Assad, according to SANA.

Sheikh Bashir Eid al-Bari delivered the Eid sermon in which he stressed the great and sublime meanings of the blessed Eid al-Fitr.

President Al-Assad Receives Patriarch Irinej of Serbia

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad on Monday received Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and the accompanying delegation.

Partiarch of Antioch and All East for Greek Orthodox Youhanna X Yazigi attended the meeting.

President Al-Assad reiterated that Syria and Serbia's confrontation of the attempts of foreign interference, which aim to confiscate their sovereignty and harm their social fabric, constitutes a solid ground for both sides to build popular dialogue and cooperation that would establish long-term relation as to serve the interests of the Syrian and Serbian peoples

President Al-Assad: All the Syrians Are Fighting Terrorism and Extremism through Their Steadfastness

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad on Monday inaugurated the Awqaf Ministry's Al-Cham International Islamic Center for Confronting Terrorism and Extremism.

President Al-Assad: Syria Is for All Its People Regardless of Their Religion or Ethnicity

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that Syria will continue to be for all its people  regardless of their religion or ethnicity, hailing the national role played by the Armenian Syrians in the face of the division schemes which the barbaric terrorist war waged on the country has sought to implement . 

President Al-Assad, who made the remarks during his meeting on Tuesday with Catholicos Aram I Keshishian, head of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church, said that the barbarism of the terrorist war on Syria is reminiscent of the massacres committed by the Ottomans against the Armenian people.