Parliamentary Group for Cuban-Syrian Friendship : Syria will absolutely triumph over terrorism

Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for the Cuban-Syrian Friendship Santiago Badia affirmed that Syria will absolutely triumph in its war against terrorism.

Badia’s remarks came during a meeting with Syrian Ambassador in Cuba Dr. Idris Mayya.

Badia hailed the steadfastness of the Syrian people and army in the face of the conspiracy hatched against their country.

He expressed his country’s rejection of any foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs, underlining the importance of enhancing parliamentary relations between the two countries.

For his part, Mayya called for further strengthening the parliamentary cooperation between the two countries and for activating the work of the parliamentary friendship societies to serve the best interests of the two friendly peoples and countries.

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Erdoğan meets Merkel, Putin ahead of Syria summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Istanbul on Saturday ahead of a four-way Syria summit.

The summit on Syria, hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, will see the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Staffan de Mistura, the UN special Syria envoy, will also attend the summit.

During the summit, the leaders will address the Syrian conflict in all its aspects, focusing on the situation on the ground, the Idlib agreement, and the political process, and harmonizing joint efforts to find a lasting solution to the conflict.

The leaders will also discuss the Sept. 17 agreement between Ankara and Moscow to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib.

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Cuba: Backing Syria is firm Cuban decision

Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz affirmed his country’s support for Syria in its war against terrorism.

During his meeting with Health Minister Dr. Nizar Yazigi in Havana on Thursday, the Cuban Minister said that “standing by Syria and supporting it is a firm Cuban decision that is based on Cuba’s consistent policy of supporting friends and allies.”

The Cuban minister noted that the signing of a medical cooperation agreement contributes to enhancing the relations between the two countries in this field and allows the establishment of relations with Syria in other fields.

On Wednesday, Syrian and Cuban Health Ministries signed a medical cooperation agreement to strengthen relations in this field.

“It’s our duty to provide all kinds of help to the Syrian people in light of the current ordeal they are going through,” he said.

The Cuban official expressed  his confidence that Syria will triumph over terrorism thanks to the  sacrifices of its army and steadfastness of the Syrian people and their leadership.

In turn,  Yazigi, considered  the agreement as a “starting point for building a strategic partnership for cooperation in health field and the other fields, transferring  biotechnology and  importing medicine in both directions, training and exchanging expertise and researches.

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Cuban official reiterates support for Syria during meeting with Information Minister

Head of the Department of International Relations at the Cuban Communist Party’s Central Committee Jose Ramon Balaguer reiterated his country’s support for Syria in all fields, foremost in its war against terrorism.

Meeting Information Minister Imad Sara on Wednesday at the Committee’s headquarters in Havana, Balaguer praised the Syrian army’s sacrifices in fighting terrorism and aborting the conspiracy against Syria.

Minister Sara, for his part, said the army’s successive military wins have paved the way for jump-starting the reconstruction process and pushing the political process forward.

Syria’s national media has stood up to a media war waged against the country since the start of the terrorist war against it and managed to frustrate its goals, Sara stated, lauding the support to Syria by friendly media outlets which took it upon themselves to convey the facts about the Syrian situation to international public opinion.

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Al-Moallem and Marcelino: Syria and Cuba to continue coordinating stances in international circles in support of their just causes

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem on Wednesday met First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Marcelino Medina and the accompanying delegation, reviewing the friendly relations and historical cooperation between Syria and Cuba.

The two sides’ viewpoints were identical on the importance of developing and bolstering those relations on all levels, stressing the importance of coordinating the stances of the two friendly countries in the international circles in support of their just causes.

The latest developments in Syria and the region were also touched upon during the meeting.

Al-Moallem briefed the Cuban side on the efforts exerted by Syria in facing the fierce terrorist war waged against it by terrorist organizations backed by regional and international forces, which seek to dominate and control Syria.

He stressed that the Syrian people will continue their war against terrorism and its supporters.

Minister al-Moallem expressed appreciation of Cuba’s supportive stances to Syria, renewing Syria’s support to Cuba in facing the unjust US economic siege against it.

For his part, Medina affirmed Cuba’s continued support to the Syrian government and people in facing the terrorist war, thanking the Syrian government for its stance towards ending the unjust economic siege on Cuba, stressing that Cuba will continue supporting Syria in the international circles.

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Syria, Cuba sign executive program of cultural cooperation agreement

Syria and Cuba have inked an executive program for an agreement of cultural cooperation between ministries of higher education in the two countries.

The agreement was signed by Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Atef al-Naddaf, and his Cuban Counterpart, José Ramon Saborido, in the Cuban capital of Havana .

After signing the agreement, Minister al-Naddaf told journalists that the agreement would further enhance the standing scientific and cultural cooperation between the two countries.

He added that the program includes exchanging visits between professors, experts and specialists and the participation in symposiums and conferences organized by the universities and scientific research centers in both countries.

For his part, Cuban Minister indicated that the agreement will give a great impetus for the scientific cooperation between Syria and Cuba in the scientific and cultural domains.

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Syria, Cuba discuss enhancing cooperation in higher education, scientific research

Minister of Higher Education, Atef al-Naddaf, discussed with Chargé d’affaires of the Cuban Embassy in Damascus, Carlos Moya, means to enhance and develop bilateral relations in domains of higher education and scientific research.

Minister al-Naddaf, meeting Moya on Wednesday, underlined the deep rooted historic relations binding Syria and Cuba, indicating that an executive program of a cultural and education cooperation agreement will be signed soon between the two countries.

For his part, Moya emphasized his country’s stand by Syria, hailing the heroism of the Syrian people and their resistance in the face of terrorism and stressing their ability to restore security and stability to their country.

He underlined the importance of enhancing the domains of scientific cooperation with the Syrian Ministry of Higher Education and the educational institutions in general.

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Reconciliation Process Instituted by Syrian Gov't Makes Progress

In the presence of the government authorities of the central province of Homs and the Russian Center for Reconciliation, about 27 cities and towns of that territory have joined to the reconciliation deal, media outlets from this country reported today.

After recognizing Russia's efforts to achieve peace in the areas in conflict, representatives of local organizations agreed that the momentum of the national reconciliation process contributes to the unity of the Syrian people.

It also enables the safe return home of thousands of displaced and Syrian refugees to this territory.


Tadmur, in Palmyra; al-Amriya, Jandar and USh al-Warwar are among the cities that took refuge in the occasion to the reconciliation deal.


As part of the reconciliation plan itself, more than 110 opposition elements laid down their weapons in front of the authorities in the city of Qamishli, Hassakeh province, about 710 kilometers north of Damascus.


The unarmed elements signed an official document in which they pledge not to commit illegal acts that disturb citizen security, Hassakeh governor, Jaez Al-Musa, said.

More than a hundred opponents received last weekend a pardon from the authorities in the southern province of Deraa, shortly after they vowed to comply with the laws of this Levant state.

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