China, Russia pledge to boost ties within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

China and Russia pledged to further develop bilateral relations and build the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to become a platform for mutually beneficial cooperation.“The two countries have exchanged frequently at all levels and strengthened c…

China and Russia pledged to further develop bilateral relations and build the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to become a platform for mutually beneficial cooperation.

“The two countries have exchanged frequently at all levels and strengthened cooperation in various fields”, Xinhua news agency quoted Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang as saying in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday on the sidelines of the foreign ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states.

Both sides agreed to enhance communication with other members of the organization and maintain solidarity in order to build the organization into a platform for mutually beneficial cooperation, as they agreed to enhance communication and coordination in the Asia-Pacific region and stand against attempts to create a new cold war and protect regional peace and stability.

The two sides also exchanged views on the crisis in Ukraine.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

National Earthquake Center records seven weak tremors in past 24 hours

The National Earthquake Center announced that the monitoring stations recorded 7 light aftershocks ranging less than 2.9 magnitude on the Richter Scale in the past 24 hours.The center stated in a statement to SANA reporter on Friday that the tremors we…

The National Earthquake Center announced that the monitoring stations recorded 7 light aftershocks ranging less than 2.9 magnitude on the Richter Scale in the past 24 hours.

The center stated in a statement to SANA reporter on Friday that the tremors were recorded from Thursday until 8:00 a.m. of Friday, a quake northwest of Lattakia at 48 k.m with 1.9 magnitudes, and another in the southwest of Lattakia with 2.6 magnitudes, as well as three tremors in Liwa Iskenderun.

A tremor was recorded in the Mediterranean Sea, southwest of Turkey, of 2.8 magnitudes, and a quake in central Turkey of 2.8 magnitudes, the center added.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Maduro and Kadyrov condemn the Ukrainian aggression on Kremlin

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemned the attempted attack by Ukraine on the Kremlin ,expressing his country’s full solidarity with Russia.Maduro expressed, in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday , Caracas’ strong con…

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemned the attempted attack by Ukraine on the Kremlin ,expressing his country’s full solidarity with Russia.

Maduro expressed, in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday , Caracas’ strong condemnation of the attempt by the Kiev regime to strike Kremlin territory with drones, Sputnik quoted the Kremlin as saying in a statement.

The two presidents also discussed issues of developing the Russian-Venezuelan strategic partnership, According to the statement.

In the same context, President of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that the Ukrainian attack on the Kremlin represents an attack on the president, the state and the entire Russian people, noting that the response will be “decisive and accurate.”

Earlier the Russian forces had repelled two drones that tried to target the Kremlin buildings, while the Russian presidency confirmed that Moscow would respond to this terrorist attack with appropriate measures.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Culture Ministry mourns the death of Syrian writer Haider Haider

Ministry of Culture, the Arab Writers Union and the Syrian cultural center mourned the death of Syrian writer Haidar Haidar, who passed away at the age of 87.The late writer Haidar was born in 1936 in Hussain al-Bahr village of Tartous Governorate, and…

Ministry of Culture, the Arab Writers Union and the Syrian cultural center mourned the death of Syrian writer Haidar Haidar, who passed away at the age of 87.

The late writer Haidar was born in 1936 in Hussain al-Bahr village of Tartous Governorate, and he is one of the founders of the Arab Writers Union in Damascus in 1968.

He has several books that vary between stories and novels.

During his literary career, late Haidar won several awards, including the Lucarne Festival Award, the Carlo Vivari Festival Award, and the Damascus New Film Festival Award.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Iraq: Respect for Syria sovereignty comes in interest of Arab stability

Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Sahhaf said that respecting Syria sovereignty and showing solidarity with its people will lead to more stability and Arab integration.“Iraq maintains its firm stance towards Syria, and we believe that the diplo…

Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Sahhaf said that respecting Syria sovereignty and showing solidarity with its people will lead to more stability and Arab integration.

“Iraq maintains its firm stance towards Syria, and we believe that the diplomacy of the initiative, the solution to the pending problems, respect for Syrian sovereignty and solidarity with the Syrian people will lead to greater stability and Arab integration,” Al-Sahhaf told Sputnik about the possibility of Syria’s soon return to the Arab League.

The foreign ministers of Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iraq, in a final statement after their meeting last Monday in the Jordanian capital, Amman, affirmed support of Syria and its institutions to establish control over its territory, end the presence of armed groups and terrorists there and stop foreign interference in the internal affairs of Damascus.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Morocco, Credible Strategic Partner for France, EU (French Senators)

The Kingdom of Morocco, under the enlightened leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, is a credible strategic partner for France and the European Union, French senators from the Les Républicains party underlined Friday.During an exchange in Colmar (northeas…

The Kingdom of Morocco, under the enlightened leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, is a credible strategic partner for France and the European Union, French senators from the Les Républicains party underlined Friday.

During an exchange in Colmar (northeast France) with the Consul General of Morocco in Strasbourg, Driss El Kaissi, Senators Sabine Drexler and Christian Klingert, members respectively of the Committee on Culture, Education and Communication and the Finance Committee in the Senate, noted that the Kingdom, through its strategic geographical position and its advanced level of development, has the potential to play an important role as a bridge between the two continents, Africa and Europe.

According to a statement by the Consulate General of Morocco in Strasbourg, the two politicians considered that the Kingdom of Morocco, given its policy of south-south cooperation, is also the right model for African countries to follow.

Morocco, they added, is a key player in the Maghreb and the Arab world and as such, is expected to play a leading role in the search for peace in the Middle East.

Similarly, both senators welcomed the Royal Initiative to launch a New Development Model that aims to promote inclusive and sustainable economic development, addressing the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

Drexler and Klingert also praised the Moroccan community in France and its important role in strengthening economic and socio-cultural relations between the two countries.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse