Brazilian parliamentary delegation visits Homs, stresses support to Syria
A Brazilian parliamentary delegation, headed by Senator Fernando de Milo, Chairman of foreign affairs and national defense committee at the Brazilian Senate visited Homs on Monday, inspecting the archeological markets , Saint Mary of the Holy belt church ,Forty Martyrs church ,al-Ghassaniya school .
Members of the delegation also inspected restoration works in the covered souk and al-Qaysarya in old Homs.
De Milo expressed his appreciation over the recovery atmosphere in Syria, contrary to what western media shows, noting to the efforts of Homs province to return normal life to the city. He said that the delegation will convey the real image of the situation in Syria to Brazilian public opinion.
Members of the delegation condemned the sabotage that affected the city at the hands of terrorists, particularly the holy places, considering that these terrorist acts have aimed to abolish the Syrian history.
De Milo indicated that Brazil hosts four million and a half citizens of Syrian origin who contribute to building the country.
He added that Brazil is ready to support Syria in reconstruction process and achieving peace.
For his part, Father Tony Sabha of Saint Mary of the Holy Belt briefed the delegation on the history of the church which is considered the third oldest church in the world and dates back to the first Christian century. He said that the church has the holy belt of Virgin Mary.