Damascus, Al-Assad National Library hosted a dialogue seminar on a book titled The Man Who Didn't Sign within the framework of the cultural activities held on the sidelines of the 31st Book Fair.
Presidential Political and Media Advisor, Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, and journalist Ghassan Bin Jiddo, the Chairman of the Board of al-Mayadeen Media Network, took part in the seminar held Saturday and presented a review on the book which was signed by Dr. Shaaban at the end of the seminar.
Shaaban said that the documentary, which has become a book, focuses on the principled and firm stance of the late leader Hafez al-Assad on negotiations with the Israeli occupation entity.
She talked about the huge responsibility any writer shoulders upon writing books that historically document a key and a critical era in his/her country.
Shaaban also noted the precision and objectivity which she adopts while writing books that document Syria's history because this work carries a massive responsibility towards the coming generations.
She hailed the high level of professionalism and objectivity adopted by al-Mayadeen TV in documenting the testimonies of witnesses.
In turn, journalist Ghassan Bin Jiddo said that the documentary was achieved within a year.
He clarified that it documents a very important era of the Arab history since the Nakba until the passing away of President Hafez Al-Assad. It deals with the Arab-Zionist conflict from the Syrian gate as well as with developments in Egypt, Jordan and in Lebanon.
According to Bin Jiddo, The Man Who Didn't Sign didn't document for a person, put for Syria's option that was adopted by the late leader and never given up.
Bin Jiddo pointed out that the current Syrian experience in confronting the terrorist war is unique and a leading kind of experience as it proves to all that Syria is a state of institutions with deep-rooted national ideology that has a strong army and distinguished diplomats.
The Man Who Didn't Sign is originally a documentary produced by the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV. The 12-part documentary, which sheds light on the history of Syria and the region over a period of 40 years, was presented on al-Mayadeen TV during 2018 and now it is published as a book.
The documentary doesn't only address the Syrians, it addresses all the Arabs and all freedom-loving peoples of the world to introduce to them facts about the stance of late leader Hafez Al-Assad on the peace process, about his adherence to his land and about his solid positions which amazed negotiators.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency