Panorama of President al-Assad’s meetings, activities, cables and visits in 2022

Damascus, SANA-The Syrian Arab News Agency, SANA, broadcasts “Panorama” meetings, activities, cables , and visits by President Bashar al-Assad during the year 2022.

President Bashar al-Assad’s meetings:

12-1-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received Minister of Roads and Cities Construction, Head of the Iranian-Syrian Economic Relations Development Committee, Rostam Qasemi, and his accompanying delegation, they discussed, during the meeting, bilateral relations between Syria and Iran, especially on the economic level.

20-1-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received Alexander Lavrentiev, the special envoy for president Vladimir Putin of Russia and an accompanying delegation, during the meeting, they discussed the latest developments on the regional and international arenas and political issues of common concern.

31-1-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister of Sultanate of Oman and an accompanying delegation, they discussed the distinguished relations between Syria and Oman and the areas of bilateral cooperation between the two brotherly countries.

15-2-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu who chairs a senior military delegation on a visit to Syria.Shoigu briefed President al-Assad on the naval drills being conducted by the Russian military navy starting off Tartous port.

Talks during the meeting dealt with the standing cooperation between the Russian and Syrian armies, particularly in the war on terror.

1-3-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received Senior Assistant to Iranian Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji and the accompanying delegation, during the meeting, they discussed the bilateral relations between Syria and Iran and the efforts exerted by the institutions of both sides to boost cooperation in all fields.

2-3-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received Head of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq Faleh al-Fayyad , and discussed with him areas of cooperation between the two countries.

17-3-2022: President Bashar al-Assad met teachers from all Syrian provinces who spent more than 20 years in the process of giving, who are pioneers and distinguished ones, first tutors, those who have great efforts in developing and composing books in addition to a group of administrative and scientific staff in the educational sector.

18-3-2022: President Bashar al-Assad visited UAE and met Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al- Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, the meeting dealt with the overall relations between the two countries and the prospects for expanding the circle of bilateral cooperation, especially on the economic, investment and trade levels.

18-3-2022: President Bashar al-Assad met his Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Zaid Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Commander-in-Cheif of the armed forces, Sheikh Zaid , who received President al-Assad in al-Shatie palace (Qasr Al Shatie), considered that this visit comes in the framework of fraternal keenness and coordination between the two countries towards different issues.

20-3-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received representatives of humanitarian, social and development associations and institutions participating in the International Ecclesiastical Conference held recently in Syria, stressing that preserving the fabric of the region and its diverse identity is a necessity that we must defend.

2022-3-23: President Bashar al-Assad received Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and the accompanying delegation, talks during the meeting dealt with files of the standing cooperation between the two countries and efforts exerted by the two sides to follow up implementation of the bilateral agreements, particularly in economic and commercial fields.

11-4-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received a delegation of Islamic clergymen in Damascus on the occasion of the holy month of Ramdan in the presence of Endowments’ Minister, Mohammad Abdel-Sattar al-Sayyed.

The discussions focused on the role of the religious institution, concepts and terms that would be proposed sometimes with contents that contradict the ideology, and the importance of the clergymen to adopt idioms in a proper way that suits the essence of religion and its purposes.

8-5-2022: President Bashar al-Assad paid a work visit to Tehran and met Supreme Leader of the Iranian Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, and the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

Talks during the meetings dealt with the historical relations between Syria and Iran, which are based on a long track of bilateral cooperation and mutual understanding on the issues and problems of the region and the challenges it faces, in addition to topics and issues of common interest and the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.

9-5-2022: President Bashar al-Assad discussed with Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, the work of the Committee in Syria and the standing cooperation with the Syrian government on humanitarian responses in order to meet the Syrians’ needs of the humanitarian and service sectors.

17-5-2022: President Bashar al-Assad met Mauritanian parliamentary delegation headed by MP Mustafa Aldah Sohaib, Head of the Syrian-Mauritanian Parliamentary Brotherhood Committee.

Talks were held during the meeting about the situation on the Arab arena and the basic role of peoples in achieving stability to this region through maintaining and adherence to their identity.

24-5-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received Tuesday Catholicos Aram I Kechichian, pastor of the Armenian Church, in the Great House of Cilicia, and his accompanying delegation.

President al-Assad said that homogeneity in full entity despite the difference in spectrum and religion is the most important characteristics of the Syrian people.

16-5-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received members of the General Secretariat of Union of Palestinian Communities and organizations– Europe .

President al-Assad affirmed that the Palestinian cause is strongly present today on the international scene thanks to the efforts of its loyal Palestinian communities abroad and the struggle of the resistance inside Palestine, and the awareness of the new generation of the importance of its cause, and its connection with it more and more.

16-6-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received a joint delegation from the Russian Federation and the Donetsk People’s Republic headed by Deputy Dmitry Sablin, head of the Russian side in the Syrian-Russian Parliamentary Friendship Committee, and Donetsk Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova.

The delegation briefed President al-Assad on the situation in the Donbass region and the latest developments regarding Russian Special Military Operation.

President al-Assad stressed that Russia and Syria are fighting one battle against one enemy, and that the United States is who runs the terrorists and neo-Nazis.

2-7-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and the accompanying delegation, and the talks dealt deals with bilateral relations and close cooperation between Syria and Iran.

20-7-2022:President Bashar al-Assad received Oscar Robin Fernandez President of the Senate of the Republic of Paraguay and the accompanying delegation.

President al- Assad called for intensifying communications between economic and commercial activities in Syria and Paraguay to serve the interest of the two peoples and the two friendly countries.

25-7-2022:President al-Assad discussed with the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ramtane Lamamra, strengthening fraternal relations between Syria and Algeria based on common principles and values and historical milestones that brought together the two brotherly peoples and countries.

28-7-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received the participants in the Arab Writers and intellectuals meeting being held in Damascus.

President al-Assad said that the most dangerous thing that might face the Arab region is the loss of identity.

19-9-2022: President Al-Assad discussed with The Regional Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhar the active cooperation between the organization and health sector institutions in Syria.

6-10-2022 President al-Assad met with Rustam Qassemi, Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development, head of the Iranian side in the joint Syrian-Iranian committee, Rostam Qasemi, they discussed economic relations between Syria and Iran.

19-10-2022: President Bashar al-Assad received a delegation comprising a number of leaders and representatives of the Palestinian forces and factions as talks dealt with the outcomes of the reconciliation discussions held among the Palestinian factions in Algeria

20-10 2022: President al-Assad received Members of the delegation participating in the 5th meeting to follow up the International Conference on the Return of Syrian Refugees and Displaced.

The delegation conveyed to President al-Assad the outputs and outcomes reached during the joint Session of Syrian- Russian Inter -Agency Coordination Committees in terms of following up on the efforts, procedures and facilitations taken for the return of the displaced and refugees to their cities and villages.

President al-Assad underlined the importance of following up on the outcomes reached through ambassadors and officials in both countries.

21-11-2022:. President Bashar al-Assad met 100 Syrian University students who have participated in dialogue Youth sessions launched by the National Union for Syrian Students

President al-Assad stressed, during the meeting, that the importance of youth initiatives lies in turning them into implementable programs.

President al- Assad’s activities:

24-4-2022; President Bashar al-Assad and Mrs. Asma al-Assad visited Monastery of Our Lady of Saidnaya in Damascus countryside.

President al-Assad and Mrs. Asma congratulated the residents, nuns and orphaned children on Easter.

2-5-2022: President Bashar al-Assad performed Eid al-Fitr prayer at al-Hasan mosque in Midan neighborhood of Damascus.

10-5-2022: Before President Bashar Al-Assad…the Minister of Defense and the Syrian ambassadors to China and Armenia sworn.

11-5-2022: President al-Assad, Mrs. Asma al-Assad participated in celebration on Martyrs’ Day at the National Museum.

14-5-2022: President Bashar al-Assad participated in the dialogues held within the framework of the activities of the First conference on Social Solidarity Fund and Development, entitled “Activating the Role of Youth in Development Work”.

9-6-2022: President al-Assad to RT: Russia’s power constitutes a restoration of an international equilibrium… Syria would resist any Turkish invasion of its lands.

19-6-2022: President Bashar al-Assad accepted credentials of Waheed Mubarak Sayyar as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Syria.

19-6-2022: Before President al-Assad… Head and members of the Supreme Constitutional Court take the constitutional oath.

8-7-2022: President al-Assad inaugurated Tal Hasel water pumping plant, Aleppo.

8-7-2022: In the presence of President al-Assad… the fifth generating set in Aleppo Thermal Power Plant kicked off after rehabilitating it.

8-7-2022: President al-Assad and Mrs. Asma al-Assad tour the old markets of Aleppo, visit the Umayyad Mosque

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