President Al-Assad and Mrs. Al-Assad test positive for Covid-19

DAMASCUS,(ST)_The Syrian Presidency has announced that President Bashar Al-Assad and Mrs. Asma Al-Assad  have tested positive for Covid-19 and their health condition is stable.
It said on its Facebook account: "After feeling mild symptoms similar to those of infection with Covid-19, President Bashar al-Assad and Mrs. Asma Al-Assad conducted a PCR test, and the result was positive. Their health condition is good and stable, and they will continue their work during their home quarantine period, which will last from  2-3 weeks.

Commissioned by President Al-Assad, Ambassador Abdel-Karim participates in the funeral ceremony of Arab intellectual Al-Nakkash

Beirut  (ST):  Delegated by President Bashar Al-Assad, the Syrian ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdel-Karim, participated in the funeral of the late Arab thinker Anis Al-Nakkash  to his final resting place in Ghbeiry in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

During his participation in the funeral ceremony, Ambassador Abdul Karim offered President al-Assad's condolences to the family of the deceased, who thanked President al-Assad for this generous gesture, which had a great effect on their condolences.

President Al-Assad expresses condolences over the death of Arab thinker Anis Al-Naqqash

President Bashar Al-Assad on Tuesday sent a cable of condolences to the family of prominent Arab thinker and freedom fighter Anis Al-Naqqash who passed away on Monday in Damascus.

“We received, with utmost sorrow and sadness, the news of the death of Arab thinker Anis Al-Naqqash. We extend our heartfelt condolences to you and to all freedom fighters and men of resistance,” the cable reads.

President Al-Assad said in the cable that the late thinker spent his lifetime in resisting the occupation and its agents in our region and in defending just Arab causes, both physically and mentally, stressing that the Syrians will never forget him.

He added that Al-Naqqash will continue to be one of the honorable symbols and will be immortal in the Arab memory. Generations will derive from him the meaning of adherence to their homeland and to the nation’s just causes, the president pointed out.

President Al-Assad issues law on establishing micro-finance banks to support small producers and low-income citizens

President Bashar Al-Assad on Saturday issued Law No. 8 for 2021 which provides for establishing micro-finance banks.

The law aims at ensuring funding for the projects of small producers, entrepreneurs as well as limited and zero-income citizens.

According to the law, the banks are to provide loans for the targeted people to start work and ensure additional income with the aim of creating new job opportunities and achieving sustainable development.

Al-Jaafari sworn in before President Al-Assad

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Dr. Bashar Al-Jaafari was  sworn in on Sunday before President Bashar Al-Assad as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. 
The president provided Dr. Al-Jaafari with directives and wished him success in his task. 
Basma Qaddour