Damascus, SANA- President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchanged cables of congratulations on the occasion of the New Year.
President al-Assad wished that this year would bring the Russian Federation plenty of prosperity and continued progress.
The President considered the great support provided by Russia to the Syrian people in their war against terrorism and their endeavour to preserve the integrity of Syria, as well as its standing by the just causes of the peoples of the world, “reflects the principles and values that the Russian Federation possesses, along with its defense of peace and stability in the face of war policies, domination and support for terrorism.”
President al-Assad stressed Syria’s keenness to keep the relations binding the two countries in a permanent development.
President Putin extended his congratulations to President al-Assad and the Syrian people, and affirmed his country’s continued support for Syria’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, as well as Russia’s readiness to continue contributing to the stability and reconstruction process in Syria, wishing peace and prosperity for the Syrian people.