President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received members of the General Secretariat of the Union of Palestinian Communities in Europe, wrapping up a recent conference in Damascus.
The secretariat’s chairman, Radi al-Shoaibi led the delegation.
President Assad stressed during the meeting that the secretariat's decision to choose Damascus to hold the conference in despite of circumstances in Syria and the region is significant, showing the Palestinians' appreciation for Syria’s key role in championing the Palestinian cause.
The president said it also signifies that the Syrian people remain committed to supporting the Palestinian people, despite the challenges, as “the Palestinian cause is the most affected by the events unfolding on the Arab arena."
Palestinian communities in Europe have a pivotal role in explaining Arab causes and the dangers posed by Western policies in the region and the world, the president said, confirming Syria’s support for these unions and gatherings that reflect the pulse of Palestinian and Arab peoples.
The secretariat members thanked Syria for its support for the Palestinian people, vowing to remain faithful to Syria that has made great sacrifices in support for their cause.
The war against the Syrian people is due to their national and pan-Arab stance, they said.
The General Union of Palestinian Communities in Europe on Sunday wrapped up the 3rd General Conference in Damascus with a closing statement pledging unlimited support for the Syrian people, the army and leader.
The statement also expressed utter rejection of foreign interference in the Syrian internal affairs.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer