The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday that today’s meeting was supposed to be held under the dome of the People’s Assembly as usual, but in light of the measures taken to confront the coronavirus, the session was held at the People’s Palace.
President Assad added in a speech to members of the People’s Assembly’s third legislative term that Electing your noble council is a historic stage of the war phases that our people wrote their details through their electoral pens and their will.
The President added that the elections you lately run were different, thus, in spite of coronavirus epidemic and its effect in the abstaining of some people to take part in, there were multiplicity in the lists and a true competition, and this competition is a patriotic movement and any national movement is positive because it reflects the patriotic commitment.
The President added “We heard a lot of criticism about the people’s Assembly’s elections, and part of that might be true, but the most important positive side is to see our problems in a true manner.
He added that the successful plans set off from strategic visions and your council has a central role in dialogue and it is an important bridge between the citizens and the Executive Authority.
The President affirmed that the war will not prevent us from assuming our duties, adding that that Caesar Act is not a separate state of what had come of the blockade stages that have caused a big damage to the Syrian people.
“The US needs terrorists in the region, on top, ISIL, and it wanted from Caesar Act to express its support to the terrorists,” the President said.
He added that the Israeli strikes on Deir Ezzor came to facilitate the movement of ISIL terrorists.
President al-Assad said that responding to the blockade will be through production and self-dependence.