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PM Meets Arab Intellectuals Participating in 'National Dialogue for Syria' Symposium

Feb 26, 2013

DAMASCUS, (SANA)Prime Minister, Dr. Wael al-Halqi, stressed on Monday the important role of Arab intellectuals in exposing the conspiracies plotted against the Arab nation.

Meeting Arab cultural figures who are participating in the "National Dialogue for Syria" symposium, Dr. al-Halqi pointed out that the participation of Arab intellectuals is a fraternal and genuine expression of their support to Syria and their understanding of the U.S.-Zionist fierce attack which is aimed at destroying the core of resistance in the Arab region.

During the meeting, al-Halqi reviewed the steps made by the Syrian Government to implement the political program, noting that the government is committed to making dialogue a success and it will not rule out anyone from dialogue.

He added that the government is determined to rebuild the infrastructure which was affected by the armed terrorist groups' attacks, asserting that the Syrian economy will confront all challenges.

Arab intellectuals expressed confidence that Syria will emerge out of the crisis victorious, and it will remain the beating heart of Arabism.

'National Dialogue for Syria' Symposium Concludes Activities

The "National Dialogue for Syria" symposium concluded its activities on Monday by issuing a number of recommendations and suggestions focusing on the role of Syrian intellectuals.

In its closing statement, the seminar called on all intellectuals to play their role in bolstering moral values, raising awareness in society, and combating extremism and intolerance, stressing the need to involve new intellectual and political figures in dialogue and media forums.

The statement also called for increasing interaction among intellectuals, focusing on scientific research as a national priority, holding seminars for Syrian youths, and being watchful of foundations funded by foreign sides and fake slogans promoted by mass media.

The recommendations stressed the need to emphasize the important role of the Armed Forces in preserving the country's security and protecting it.

In a speech, Culture Minister Dr. Lubana Mashouh said that Syrian intellectuals proved that Syria is alive with its people and their well and love for the homeland, affirming that every problem has a solution and that complex problems require meticulous study of all its aspects.

She said that this seminar is a first step which will be followed by many other steps to work in the right direction.

F.L/ H. Sabbagh

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