May 27, 2007
Damascus, (SANA) – Minister of Information Mohsen Bilal and Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem participated in the referendum on a new constitutional term for President Bashar al-Assad.
Bilal told journalists after voting in the Ministry of Information that the area has never seen masses like the ones that gathered spontaneously to affirm their commitment to sovereignty, security and stability and show their adherence to defeating occupation.
Bilal added that these masses send a message to the whole world that President al-Assad represents sovereignty, steadfastness, national spirit and courage, and that he also embodies the struggle to restore the occupied lands including the Golan and the struggle to establish a free, independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
For his part, Foreign Minister stated that Syria's foreign policy under the leadership of President al-Assad is linked to the citizens' rights and interests, and that the firm principles of that policy are related to liberating the occupied lands, supporting the resistance and the independence of decision-making.
Al-Moallem also said that Syrian policy during the second term of President al-Assad will give fruit of the Syrian people's struggle in the face of pressures, adding that the failure of these pressures forced those who attempted to isolate Syria to re-evaluate their stances.
H. Sabbagh, Mazen