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May 30 2021

President al-Assad receives congratulation cable from Sultan of Oman on winning presidential election

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad received on Sunday a congratulation cable from Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq on winning the presidential election. Sultan of Oman expressed his sincere congratulations and wishes to President al-Assad for success in continuing to lead the Syrian people to achieve their aspirations towards stability, progress and prosperity. Haybah/Shaza FORUM

May 28 2021

President al-Assad to address a speech on occasion of his winning presidential election at 20:00 p.m.

Damascus , SANA- On the occasion of his winning the presidential election,President Bashar al-Assad to address a speech to the Syrian people on the national TV channels , and the Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic’s platforms on social media networks at eight o’clock in the evening (local time). FORUM

May 28 2021

Belarusian President congratulates President al-Assad on winning presidential election

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad received on Friday a cable of congratulation from Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, in which he congratulated him on winning the presidential election. The Belarusian President said that winning the presidential election is an evidence of recognition of the President al-Assad ‘s national role as a national leader who confidently defends his country against foreign interference ,and fights for peace and stability in Syria. The Belarusian President added that Belarus has been and still a friend to the Syrian people and it will continue to support Syria. He noted that Belarus attaches great importance to …

May 28 2021

Iran congratulates Syria on successful presidential election

Tehran, SANA- Iran congratulated the people and government of Syria on successful the presidential election and the election of Bashar al-Assad as President of the Syrian Arab Republic. ” Holding the presidential election successfully and the Syrian people high turnout is an important step in establishing stability, reconstruction and prosperity in Syria,” IRNA quoted the Iranian Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement on Friday. The Ministry added that Iran respects the decision of the Syrian people and support their right in determining the future of their country without any external interference and congratulates President al-Assad for his decisive winning …

May 2 2021

President al-Assad grants general amnesty for crimes committed before May 2nd

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad issued on Sunday legislative Decree No. 13 for 2021 granting a general amnesty for crimes committed before May 2nd , 2021. The amnesty includes full punishment for misdemeanors, contraventions, measures of reforms and patronage for the juveniles, interior and external fleeing from military service, some of temporary criminal penalties, crimes of juveniles and other crimes. Hybah / Mazen FORUM

Apr 12 2021

President al-Assad issues decree on new consumer protection law

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- President Bashar al-Assad issued on Monday Legislative Decree No.8 for 2021 that stipulates for the new consumer protection law. The low aims at protecting the rights of the consumer, ensuring the safety of food, preventing monopoly through setting regulations for trade practicing, pricing, imposing censorship on the quality of goods and products with tightening penalties and fines on monopoly, selling without invoice, not to announce prices, and manipulating with weight, as well as selling at increasing prices. Shaza Qriema/Mazen FORUM

Apr 11 2021

President al-Assad accepts credentials of new Ambassadors of Mauritania, Argentina

Damascus, SANA- President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday accepted credentials of Ahmadu Adi Muhammad al-Radhi as the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and credentials of Sebastian Zavala as Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina to the Syrian Arab Republic. Later, President al-Assad received the new Ambassadors separately and wished them success in their diplomatic missions. Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Faysal Mikdad, and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Mansour Azzam, attended the ceremony of receiving credentials. The two ambassadors were received and bid farewell according to usual diplomatic ceremonies. Manar Salameh/Mazen Eyon FORUM

Jun 1 2020

New governors of Homs, Quneitra, Daraa, and Hasaka sworn in before President al-Assad

Damascus, SANA – The new governors of four provinces were sworn in before President Bashar al-Assad on Monday. Bassam Mamdouh Barssik, Mohammed Tarek Ziad Kreshati, Marwan Ibrahim Sharbak, and Ghassan Halim Khalil were sworn in as governors of Homs, Quneitra, Daraa, and Hasaka, respectively. President al-Assad met with the new governors and provided them with directives, stressing the important role played by Governors as they are in direct contact with citizens, local councils, and municipalities, given them better insight into what could be done to develop provinces and their rural areas and improve their services facilities to serve citizens’ interests …

May 23 2020

President al-Assad receives congratulatory cables on occasion of Eid al-Fitr holiday

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday received a number of congratulatory cables on occasion of Eid al-Fitr holiday. President al-Assad received congratulatory a cable from First Sharia Judge of Damascus Mahmoud al-Maarawi, who offered his best wishes to President al-Assad, his family, and the people of Syria on this occasion. In the cable he sent, Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Mohammad Abdulsattar al-Sayyed expressed his best wishes and prayed to God to protect Syria and deliver it from the hardships caused by the Coronavirus. For his part, Justice Minister Hesham al-Shaar offered congratulations on behalf of …

May 13 2020

Presidential decree exempts raw materials imported for local industry with 1% customs duty from customs duties

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday issued the legislative decree no. 10 for the year 2020 which stipulates for exempting raw materials imported for local industry, with a customs duty of one percent from customs duties specified in the customs tariffs schedule and all others taxes and fees imposed on importing. Shaza/Mazen FORUM

May 4 2020

President al-Assad holds meeting with government team for confronting Coronavirus to discuss latest developments

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Monday met with the government team tasked with confronting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its repercussions, discussing the latest developments in confronting the pandemic and its effects on the daily lives of citizens, particularly in terms of living conditions. President al-Assad said that this meeting comes after several weeks of applying the precautionary measures and several months of the pandemic’s spread and its deep and clear effects that accelerate rapidly, particularly since there is no tangible sign of anything for confronting this pandemic. His Excellency said that regarding the situation in …

Apr 20 2020

President al-Assad to Zarif: Coronavirus crisis exposed the failure and immorality of Western regimes

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the accompanying delegation. At the start of the meeting, President al-Assad offered condolences to Iran and its people over the victims of the Coronavirus, voicing regret that this pandemic has become a subject of political investment by some states in the West, mainly the United States which continues to impose sanctions on states despite of these exceptional humanitarian circumstances. His Excellency said the Coronavirus crisis has exposed the failure of the Western regimes as well as their immorality, because the pandemic showed …

Apr 19 2020

Presidential Affairs Minister congratulates heads of Christian denominations that follow Eastern calendar on Easter

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – Upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, Presidential Affairs Minister Mansour Azzam on Sunday visited heads of Christian denominations that follow the Eastern (Julian) calendar, relaying the congratulations and best wishes of President al-Assad on occasion of Easter. Azzam offered congratulations to Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East, John X Yazigi, and to Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East Mar Ignatius Aphram II. For their part, Patriarchs Yazigi and Aphram II thanked President al-Assad for this gesture, praying to God to preserve Syria and deliver it from the terrorist war imposed …

Apr 13 2020

Presidential Affairs Minister congratulates heads of Christian denominations on occasion of Easter

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – Upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, Presidential Affairs Minister Mansour Azzam on Monday relayed to the heads of Christian denominations that follow the Gregorian calendar the congratulations of President al-Assad on occasion of Easter. Azzam offered congratulations to patriarchs, archbishops, pastors, and fathers at the Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarchate, the Antioch Syriac Catholic Archdiocese, the Armenian Orthodox Archdiocese, the Armenian Catholic Archdiocese, the National Evangelical Church, the Maronite Archdiocese, the Latin Monastery, and the Chaldean Church. In turn, the heads of Christian denominations thanked President al-Assad for this gesture, praying to God to protect …

Mar 27 2020

Phone call between President al-Assad and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – A phone called was held between President Bashar al-Assad and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, during which they discussed the repercussions of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Crown Prince affirmed that the UAE supports the Syrian people during these extraordinary circumstances, saying that Syria will not remain alone in these critical circumstances. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

Mar 23 2020

President al-Assad receives Russian Defense Minister

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and the accompanying delegation. The two sides discussed the Russian-Turkish agreements reached on March 5th and the constant breaches of them by terrorist organization, focusing on the mechanisms of implementing these agreements which involve keeping terrorists 6 km away from the Aleppo-Lattakia International Highway (M4) in order to reopen it. President al-Assad and Minister Shoygu also discussed the situation in the Syrian al-Jazeera area and the continuing theft of Syrian petroleum and resources by the United States, as well as discussing the steps taken …

Mar 6 2020

President al-Assad and President Putin discuss developments in Syria during phone call

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed during a phone call on Friday the developments in Syria. President Putin congratulated President al-Assad over the achievements made during the recent battles in Idleb, briefing His Excellency on the results of the meetings he held along with Russian officials with Turkish officials on Thursday. President al-Assad expressed satisfaction over what was achieved by the Russian leadership during the meeting with the Turkish side in Moscow and over the potential positive effects that these achievements could have on the Syrian people on various levels, including humanitarian, …

Mar 3 2020

President al-Assad issues decree setting date of parliamentary elections

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday issued Decree No. 76 for 2020 setting Monday April 13th as the date of the parliamentary elections for selecting members of the People’s Assembly for the third legislative term. The decree also sets the number of members at 250 divided into 127 members from the workers and farmers sector and 123 from the other groups of the population, divided among 15 electoral districts. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

Feb 17 2020

President al-Assad: Our army will never hesitate to carry out its national duties, and it will be as it always has been: an army from the people and for the people

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Monday delivered a televised speech on occasion of the recent battles of liberation. President al-Assad began the speech by saluting the people of Aleppo for their steadfastness, faith, bravery, and sacrifices. His Excellency said “When Aleppo city was liberated at the end of 2016, I said that what was before the liberation of Aleppo city will not be the same as what will be after that, and I based that on my knowledge of where the members of our Armed Forces are aiming with their hearts and minds. I based that …