President al-Assad urges veteran fighters to be active in political life

President Bashar al-Assad received on Tuesday the chairman and members of the central council of Veteran fighters in Syria.

His excellency told the veteran fighters that their role after retirement is not less important than their previous role in battles or military institutes in general.

"The state highly appreciates the heroism and sacrifices of the veteran fighters and it gets benefit from their experiences in leadership centers in Syria," the president said.

H.E. referred to the role of the veteran fighters in the Parliament – as some of them have been elected to represent the Arab Socialist Baath Party in the next session of the parliament.

The presidents urged the veteran fighters to convey their national experiences from military level to political and social one .

Basma Qaddour