Damascus pays last respects to late novelist Hanna Mina

Damascus, SANA- Official figures, intellectuals and artists bid farewell to the late writer Hanna Mina on Thursday at the French Hospital in Damascus before the funeral procession headed to his hometown in Lattakia.

The attendees, including Vice President Dr. Najah Al-Attar, Information Minister Imad Sara and Culture Minister Mohammad al-Ahmad, gathered around the coffin and Father Elias Zahlawi performed prayers for the comfort of Mina’s soul.

Minister Ahmad told SANA that the deceased used to say that “the career of writing is not a golden bracelet. Rather, it is the shortest way to misery. That’s why every time we re-read his works, we discover new contents and dimension.”

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