The problems facing the region are in part due to a “crisis of identity and belonging” confronted by Arab countries, President Bashar al-Assad told a visiting Tunisian trade union delegation on Monday.
Despite this, Assad said, “the Arab peoples have shown that they have an advanced level of awareness about what is happening in the region, and this should be an additional motive for the unions and popular organizations for further cooperation and action to push the Arab situation forward.”
Regarding the war facing his country, the president also said that the will and determination of the Syrian people and its army to persevere despite the crimes of terrorist groups and their supporters are most important in overcoming this difficult stage.
“Heroism in Syria is no longer an individual case, but it has become a general status,” he said.
In turn, delegates said their visit aimed at conveying a message of support to the Syrian people, who have shown resilience and support for their leadership and army which defends the dignity of the Arab nation.
Delegates said the West has targeted Syria because of its stance toward the fair issues in the region, adding that “if what is planned against Syria succeeded, the chaos would have prevailed throughout the Arab region. Therefore, defending it is defending all the Arabs.”
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