President al-Assad: Supporting production is the most important way to face blockade

Priority should be given to agriculture 

Syrian media has made great strides under difficult conditions


Damascus (ST): The new cabinet ministers headed by eng. Hussein Arnous, were sworn in before President Bashar al-Assad.

Presiding over the meeting after the swearing in ceremony, President al-Assad welcomed the new government team, saying “the new government means new members with new ideas and old members with renewable ideas which means reformulation with more developed and more active ways through reviewing visions, strategies and developing mechanisms of implementation, noting that the importance of the review does not only lie in development but in benefiting from previous lessons as these lessons with their negative and positive points can help the official and the establishment to precede surprises, especially under the current circumstances.

His Excellency said that the government should put clear priorities that must meet the needs of citizens.


Right Government lies in good administration

President Al-Assad said that the first important point in the priorities is the project of the administrative reform which was  announced  three years ago, and it is axiomatic that the right governance  or establishment lies in good administration.

The President affirmed that it is impossible to have bad administration and right governance  and anything we do without systematic administration will be incomplete, unstable and temporary ,stressing that if good laws were issued and if there were successful  policies put by the government , but there was no good administration  to accomplish these policies and implement those laws, there is no value for  the policies and laws. "The same  goes for human resources. We usually   talk a lot about the availability of  human resources and say that we have qualifications ,so why we do not use them  , this is a good talk, but it is meaningless without a program which should be put by the government to achieve justice among employees in state establishments.The President clarified that there is an important point for the project of administrative reform which is preventing crossing among establishments  and laws inside the establishments.

"Coordination is not a mood or a personal trait for the official. Rather, it  is a clear mechanism inside institutions. When there is contradiction in capacities and when there is contradiction in laws, the talk about coordination becomes just a meaningless slogan and the program of administrative reform aims to correct all these things in order to get the best results,” the President said, adding that the program of administrative reform aims to correct all defects and we have to support the project of administrative development because it is basic for the development and successof the Syrian state with its all establishments.

President Al-Assad presiding over the new cabinet meeting

President Al-Assad while presiding over  the new cabinet meeting: The new government means new members with new ideas, and old members with fresh ideas.

President Al-Assad: It is very necessary for us to think about how to transform the informatics sector into a strategic sector because it is capable of creating many job opportunities with limited establishment costs and high added value.

The Impregnable Fortresses

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ The Syrian Arab Army is the fortified shield of the homeland in the face of successive storms of evil and aggression as to destroy every episode of the Zionist-American project targeting all and with no exception, said President Bashar Al-Assad.

In a written published message on the 73rd Anniversary of Syrian Arab Army foundation Anniversary, Lieutenant General Bashar Al-Assad, the General Commander of the Army and Armed Forces.

President Assad addressed the Syrian Army as the men of dignity, sovereignty and pride moving from an accomplishment to another and from a victory to another in the face of the organized terrorism and its reginal and international backers.

President Al-Assad: Hitting National Belongingness Weakens Defense Line against Cultural Invasion Attempts

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that "hitting national belongingness weakens our first defense line, as a society,  against cultural and intellectual invasion attempts that seek turning us into helpless machines that act according to foreign-prepared plans."

President Al-Assad made the remarks during his meeting  on Tuesday with participants in the Arab Forum on Confronting the US-Zionist reactionary Alliance and Supporting the Palestinian People's Resistance currently held in Damascus with the participation of Arab national forces and figures.

More Healthy and Harmonious Society

 DAMASCUS, (ST)- The ongoing war launched against Syria aims at changing international balances and is a golden opportunity for the West as to subjugate the states which are not subject to Western hegemony, H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad pointed out.

In a televised speech at the Damascus-based  Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry Conference  on Sunday,  President Assad added that the conference is an opportunity for direct dialogue as to formulate  united visions and stances.

H.E President Al-Assad added that the geo-political position of Syria is pivotal as to control the decision in the Middle East, and thus the war came as to modify international balances.

President Assad pointed out that the world has the deep state in the United States which doesn't share the US president, and so has the Western world, and those who are affiliated to.

''there is a second power in the world, whose aim is to preserve balance and international law," added President Assad, asserting that Arabs' weight on the international arena is zero and is missing.