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.

Syrian Greeting from South Africa:

Interview with Head of Syrian Expatriates League in South Africa Dr. Mohamed Omar El Adel

(ST_) Syriatimes has conducted an online interview with Dr. Mohamed Omar El Adel, President of the Syrian Expatriates League in South Africa, who gave us a brief overview of the League, the Board of trustee and the members. “The League was founded in April 2017 with the vigor of the Syrian community in South Africa and the encouragement and determination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Syria, along with the support and follow-up of those in charge at our embassy in Pretoria.” Dr. Mohamed Omar El Adel explained. 

“I have been elected unanimously to represent the Syrian Expatriates League in South Africa. It is certainly an Honor to be first president of the League.”  Dr. Mohamed Omar El Adel proudly affirmed.

Concerning the League objectives and working plans, Dr. Mohamed Omar El Adel explained: “I urge Syrians here to mingle and get introduced to each other; and to communicate and get in touch with their country’s embassy.  I personally try to provide all possible services, advice and guidance to be a founding pillar of the League.”

He also pointed out that despite the League’s independent decisions and orientations; it remains cohesive in its love and support of the homeland Syria.

150 Syrian expatriates from Venezuela at the Damascus International Fair

About 150 Syrian expatriates from Venezuela and their families visited the Damascus International Fair in its sixty-first session and reviewed its activities and participating pavilions.

The delegation expressed appreciation for the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army, stressing that they are the soldiers of the homeland in the expatriate and will continue to defend it and participate in its construction.

Grand Mufti stresses Expatriates’ role in Rebuilding Syria

The Grand Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun reiterated Syrian expatriates’ important role in rebuilding process.

During a meeting with a delegation of the National Union of Syrian Expatriates in Sweden and Europe on August 3, Sheikh Hassoun called for conveying the reality of what has been taking place in Syria, and facing the misleading media campaigns by some Western media outlets to cover up the terrorists’ crimes against the Syrian people.

Syrian Community in Canada: Golan Will Continue to Be a Syrian Land

TORONTO, (ST)- Members o the Syrian Community in Canada gathered in front of the American Consulate in Tornoto to protest against US President Donald Trump's declaration on recognizing Israel's "sovereignty" over the occupied Syrian Golan.

The rally was organized by the Syrian community in cooperation with Canadian organizations that advocate peace and reject Canada's joining of NATO.

 Protestors expressed their condemnation of Trump's aggressive declaration, stressing that Golan will always be a Syrian land.

Syrian expatriate Yousef Farha said that Golan is an occupied Syrian Arab land, calling for joining efforts to confront the American aggression as well as the Zionist and Turkish occupation of the Syrian lands.