President Al-Assad congratulates President Putin on the New Year: We look forward to more achievements in combating terrorism and enhancing bilateral relations

Damascus, (ST)   - President Bashar Al-Assad sent a cable of congratulations to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of New Year.

President Al-Assad extended to President Putin and through him to the friendly Russian people heartfelt congratulations and best wishes that this year brings more successes and progress for the Russian Federation at all levels.

His Excellency also hoped that bilateral relations will be even further consolidated in all fields for the benefit of the peoples of the two friendly countries.

Raghda Sawas

President Bashar Al-Assad congratulates Christian denominations on Christmas

Damascus (ST): President Bashar Al-Assad congratulated today the Christian denominations on Christmas, the birth of Christ, the Messenger of love and peace.

On behalf of the President, Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam congratulated heads of the Christian denominations.

Minister Azzam paid a  visit to  Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and the Whole East John X Yazigi, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and the Whole East Mar Ignatius Aphram II, Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Joseph Absi, Syriac Catholic Church Archbishop Youhanna Jihad Battah, Archbishop Jospeh Arna’outi at the Armenian Catholic Bishopric, Priest Boutros Zaour the pastor of the National Evangelical Church, Archbishop Samir Nassar at the Maronite Archdiocese, Father Bahjat Qarqash at the Latin monastery in Damascus, and Father Malek Malous at the Chaldean Church in Damascus.

President Al-Assad visits the Electronic Citizen Service Center in Damascus

Damascus, (ST) - President Bashar Al-Assad visited on Wednesday the Electronic Citizen Service Center in Damascus, which began providing services to citizens.

President Al-Assad discussed with the center’s staff the mechanism of work , which is mainly based on the orders of transactions and personal documents online . Citizens are able to obtain  any document or order from their home or  place of work without the need to go to public departments to fill the necessary applications .

His Excellency also listened to a detailed explanation about the forms of transactions currently provided by the center and other transactions or documents that would be later provided for the citizens. The electronic services will facilitate the administrative procedures, save a lot of time, effort and money, and ensure transparency in the procedures and required documents.

President al-Assad issues law on state’s general budget

DAMASCUS, (ST)_President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday issued law No. 23 for 2020 that allocates the approbations of the state’s general budget for the fiscal year of 2021 with a total amount of  8500  billion Syrian pound.
Basma Qaddour

Syria's new ambassador to Iran sworn in before President al-Assad

The newly-appointed Syria’s ambassador to Iran Shafiq Dayoub was sworn in on Thursday before President Bashar al-Assad.
President al-Assad received Ambassador Dayoub and provided him with directives, wishing him success in his mission.
Basma Qaddour