Al-Assad Reaffirms Support for the Lebanese People
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad welcomes a Lebanese delegation headed by Talal Arslan.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad emphasized that Syrian-Lebanese relations should not be affected by changes and circumstances, and that Syria will remain by the Lebanese people's side and help them at many levels.
A Lebanese delegation headed by the Lebanese Democratic Party Talal Arslan was received by the Syrian President, where he expressed that members of the delegation represent the true face of Lebanon, and express the majority of the Lebanese who believe in the necessity of good relations with Syria.
Al-Assad explained that leaders who have a clear vision are ones who can create lasting relationships with the people, amidst attempts of dismantling social and national structures in the region.
Arslan, on the other hand, applauded Damascus' lesson to the world in not succumbing to global colonial violence and chaos, adding that the agony of the Lebanese and Syrian people is a product of neo-colonialism.
He stressed that any hostility towards Syria is hostility towards Lebanon, noting that true patriots would not accept the estrangement that took place between Syria and Lebanon.
Sheikh Nasr al-Din of the Unitarian Druze Muslim sect in Lebanon expressed that the delegation was in Syria to congratulate its leadership and people on their victories over terrorism.
The head of the Arab Tawheed Party, Wiam Wahhab, stressed the importance of Syria's role and position in the region, detailing that among regional powers, Syria is the returning point for Arabs.
The members of the delegation expressed their gratitude to Syria for standing by Lebanon in its dark times, detailing the existential, historical, and geographical relationship.
According to Nasri Khoury, the Secretary-General of the Lebanese-Syrian Supreme Council, a Lebanese ministerial delegation met with Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Saturday, where the latter welcomed the Lebanese request to import energy through Syrian territory.
The Lebanese delegation arrived in Syria on Saturday at the Jdeidet Yabous border, with the hopes of paving the way to alleviate the electricity crisis in Lebanon by importing electrical energy from Jordan through Syria.
In an interview with Al Mayadeen, the Syrian ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel Karim affirmed that talks of the Lebanese delegation in Syria were centered on matters related to oil and energy, stressing Syria encouraging and welcoming Lebanon's access to Egyptian gas and electricity from Jordan.