Sunday, June 13

Syrian community in South Africa celebrates winning of Dr. Bashar al-Assad in presidential election

Pretoria, Members of the Syrian community in South Africa have celebrated the success of the presidential elections and the wining of Dr. Bashar al-Assad in them during a massive national event held at the headquarters of the Syrian Embassy in Pretoria, with the participation of South African political figures and activists.

Participants in the celebration expressed their happiness over President al-Assad’s winning, reiterating their confidence in Syria’s leadership ability to achieve safety and the reconstruction of what was destroyed by terrorism, and expressing their support for their country in confronting terrorism and its supporters.

Syria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Onfouan Naeb, affirmed that the achievement of the presidential elections on time is a victory for the Syrian national decision and the will of the Syrians, and an explicit expression of their rejection of Western countries’ attempts to disrupt the elections, influence their results, or interfere in the internal affairs of a member state of the United Nations.

“The Syrians’ choice of President al-Assad is a clear message sent by the people of Syria worldwide, that just as their wills were united with the Syrian state in the face of terrorism, their wills are united with their state and leadership to rebuild the future of Syria,” Naeb said.

In turn, Head of the Syrian Expatriates Association, Dr. Omar al-Adel, expressed in a speech on behalf of the Syrian community, the pride in President al-Assad’s winning in the presidential elections, pointing out that the next stage aims to rebuild Syria.

Mohammad Desai, a member of the National Youth Committee of the South African Communist Party, congratulated the Director of Africa for Palestine Organization in a speech during the celebration of the Syrian people on the success in the presidential election, praising the steadfastness of the Syrians in the face of the terrorist conspiracy against their homeland.

Desai affirmed his party’s support for Syria in confronting terrorism and Western schemes targeting it, denouncing the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed by Western countries on the Syrian people which target them through their livelihood and basic needs.

Desai hailed Syria’s “honorable” stances towards South Africa and its solidarity with his country against the racial regime and its rejection of imperialism and colonialism, saying that “The South Africans appreciate the sacrifices and steadfastness of the Syrian people,” noting that South Africa stands by Syria in the face of the fierce campaign targeting it by the United States and some western countries and their tools.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency