Interior Ministry: One officer martyred, 4 policemen injured in a car blast near Barzeh Police Station in Damascus

An officer was martyred and 4 policemen were injured on Wednesday in a car explosion near Barzeh Police Station in Damascus.The Interior Ministry said in a statement that officer Mohannad Fendi Jadallah, from staff of Damascus Police Command – Barzeh P…

An officer was martyred and 4 policemen were injured on Wednesday in a car explosion near Barzeh Police Station in Damascus.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that officer Mohannad Fendi Jadallah, from staff of Damascus Police Command – Barzeh Police Station, was martyred in the explosion.

Earlier, the Ministry noted that a police vehicle exploded on Wednesday morning near Barzeh Police Station in Damascus, injuring an officer and four police members.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

President al-Assad receives an invitation by king of Saudi Arabia to attend the upcoming Arab League Summit in Jeddah

President Bashar al-Assad received an invitation from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to participate in the thirty-second round of the Arab League Council meeting at t…

President Bashar al-Assad received an invitation from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to participate in the thirty-second round of the Arab League Council meeting at the summit level, which will be held in Jeddah on May 19 .

The invitation was conveyed to His Excellency by Ambassador Nayef Al-Sudairi, The Saudi Ambassador to Jordan.

President Al-Assad conveyed his greetings and thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the invitation, stressing that the upcoming Arab summit in Saudi Arabia will enhance joint Arab action to achieve the aspirations of the Arab peoples.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Quadripartite meeting of the foreign ministers of Syria, Russia, Iran and Turkey starts in Moscow

The quadripartite meeting of the foreign ministers of Syria, Russia, Iran and Turkey began on Wednesday in the Russian capital of Moscow” We stress the necessity of preserving Syria’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, and the necessity of r…

The quadripartite meeting of the foreign ministers of Syria, Russia, Iran and Turkey began on Wednesday in the Russian capital of Moscow

” We stress the necessity of preserving Syria’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, and the necessity of restoring state control over all of its lands, “, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a speech at the beginning of foreign ministers quadripartite meeting.

He voiced his country’s hope that the current meeting of foreign ministers would contribute to drawing up a road map for restoring Syrian-Turkish relations to normal.

Lavrov said, “Based on joint efforts and meetings at the level of defense ministers and deputy foreign ministers, we have reached tracks to realize a meeting today, and we hope that our talks will contribute to setting a road map for restoring the Syrian-Turkish relations to normal by the date of the next ministerial meeting, to be submitted after that to our heads of states, which opens new possibilities for the Astana formula regarding the settlement of the crisis in Syria and positively affects the situation in the region and the Middle East in general.

Lavrov added that this roadmap includes several principles supported by the Astana platform, the most important of which is respect for Syria’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, respect for all participants of the United Nations Charter, as well as maintaining friendly neighborhood relations. We also on close cooperation to combat terrorism in all its forms and joint action to combat separatist movements backed from abroad, affirming the rejection of the illegal military presence of the United States on Syrian territory, its plundering of its resources and its support for separatist militias in northeastern Syria.

Lavrov clarified that the Americans started to form terrorist groups in the vicinity of Raqqa, with the participation of Daesh and other terrorist organizations, with the aim of using them to destabilize the situation in Syria in violation of international law and the United Nations Charter, pointing out that the defense ministers of the four countries discussed this issue recently.

Lavrov affirmed Russia’s rejection of the illegal, coercive Western economic measures imposed on Syria, which destabilize the economy and impede the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need, particularly in the aftermath of the earthquake catastrophe, which did not push the United States and Europe or pressure them humanely to lift the sanctions on Syria, stressing at the same time the necessity of lifting them and the necessity of the international community ‘s contribution in facilitating the return of refugees and displaced people to their cities and towns, this is a priority and a basic principle for Russia, Syria, Iran and Turkey.

“Each of these principles opens up several areas of work for us, and today they will be outlined in a road map and set standards for time plans for the implementation of these principles.” Lavrov said.

He pointed out that the road map must reflect the stances of all parties, particularly Syria and Turkey, including restoring the Syrian state’s control over all its lands, ensuring border security in coordination with Turkey, in addition to reopening logistical transportation routes and resuming economic cooperation without any obstacles.

Lavrov voiced his country’s welcome to the resumption of the participation of delegations of the Syrian Arab Republic in the meetings of the Council of the League of Arab States and the reopening of most Arab countries’ consulates and embassies in Syria, noting that Saudi Arabia played an important role in this field.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Arab Parliament to Sabbagh: We welcome return of Syria to the Arab League council meetings

Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Hammouda Sabbagh, received a phone call Wednesday from Speaker of Arab Parliament, Adel Abdulrahman Al-Assoumi who affirmed the support of Arab Parliament to Syria.Al-Assoumi expressed the Arab Parliament’s support and…

Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Hammouda Sabbagh, received a phone call Wednesday from Speaker of Arab Parliament, Adel Abdulrahman Al-Assoumi who affirmed the support of Arab Parliament to Syria.

Al-Assoumi expressed the Arab Parliament’s support and solidarity with the Arab official decision to resume Syria’s participation in the Arab League and all its delegations in the meetings of the Council.

Arab Parliament stated that this decision is closely aligned with Arab common interest and brotherly relations among Arab peoples as it will contribute to preserving Syria’s unity and territorial integrity.

In a statement posted on its website, the parliament previously welcomed the decision of the Arab foreign ministers to resume Syria’s participation in the meetings of the Arab League Council.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Syrian, Russian and Iranian delegations meet on sidelines of foreign ministers quadripartite meeting

The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic, headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr.Fayssal Mikdad ,held in Moscow two bilateral meetings with the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran headed by Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdo…

The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic, headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr.Fayssal Mikdad ,held in Moscow two bilateral meetings with the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran headed by Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdollahian, then with the delegation of the Russian Federation headed by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The two meetings covered aspects involved in developing Syrian, Iranin and Russian relations in addition to the latest developments in the region and world.

The three Ministers discussed the pertinent issues raised at the quadripartite meeting, held Wednesday in Moscow, affirming commitment to Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

They also agreed on maintaining bilateral and collective consultation.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Abdollahian: Syrian government and people an essential part of region’s reality

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has affirmed that the Syrian government and people are an essential and important part of the reality of the region.Abdollahian’s remarks came in statements after his arrival in Moscow to participate in…

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has affirmed that the Syrian government and people are an essential and important part of the reality of the region.

Abdollahian’s remarks came in statements after his arrival in Moscow to participate in the quadripartite meeting of the foreign ministers of Syria, Russia, Iran and Turkey.

“We hope that the steps taken so far and the meetings held before that in Moscow at the level of defense ministers and senior experts were able to focus on strong messages for today’s meeting, which is working to find a political solution, the withdrawal of Turkish forces and the American occupation forces from the regions of northern Syria, and ensuring the safe return of Syrian refugees to their areas as soon as possible,” Abdollahian was quoted by Iranian IRNA News Agency as saying.

The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic, headed by Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, arrived on Tuesday evening in Moscow to participate in the quadripartite meeting to be held by the foreign ministers of Syria, Russia, Iran and Turkey.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency