DAMASCUS, (SANA)-Information Minister Adnan Mahmoud on Monday received the Arab renowned singer Wadee al-Safi who underlined that Syria is the mother of Arabism and the honor and conscience of all Arabs.
"there is no difference between Lebanon and Syria… the current events in Syria are done by the international Zionism, but it is a black cloud that will be cleared… I am very confident in the Syrian peoples' capability to overcome this crisis," al-Safi said during the meeting.
In a statement to journalists following the meeting, al-Safi underlined that Art is affected by the surrounding atmospheres, adding "the role of Art remains basic in consolidating values of originality and adherence to land."
Minister Mahmoud, for his part, appreciated the renowned artist al-Safi and his noble history in conveying the superior message of art to deepen the national and pan-Arab belonging.
"If history was the memory of the nation, the art and culture would be the spirit in present and future…. Artist al-Safi is part of this original history who has consolidated during his long artist life that dates back to more than half a century the values of sacrifice and dignity," Minister Mahmoud added.