Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday that the important role which Russia is today playing in the international arena contributes clearly to drawing up a new map for a multi-polar world, state-run news agency SANA reported.
In a meeting with a delegation of the Russia-based Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, headed by Sergey Stepashin, Assad said the new world achieves international justice and serves the interest of the countries and peoples who are adherent to their sovereignty and the independence of their decision.
Stepashin delivered a verbal message to President Assad from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in which he stressed Putin’s determination to continue to support the Syrian people in the war being waged against the international terrorism, backed by some Western countries and regional organizations.
President Assad stressed that the Syrian people have no option but to be victorious in the war on terrorism and the extremist obscurantist thought, through their religious diversity, moderation and intellectual enlightenment.
For his part, Stepashin expressed his country’s condemnation for the acts of terrorist groups that kill, terrorize and target various components of the Syrian people, the latest was the terrorist attack on Kasab area, pointing out that the Assembly is collecting donations to send humanitarian aid to the people of Kasab.