Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Syria ~ Cabinet Condemns Terrorist Attack which Caused Martyrdom of Journalist Yara Abbas

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The Cabinet condemned on Tuesday the "coward attack committed by the armed terrorist groups against the national media," which caused the martyrdom of journalist Yara Abbas near al-Dabaa Airport in al-Quseir countryside.  

In its weekly meeting, the cabinet stressed that this terrorist attack is aimed at terrorizing the employees of the national media which represents the essence of nationalism, humanity, morality and credibility through conveying the truth and exposing the lies of the misleading media outlets.

The cabinet expressed appreciation of the "distinguished role of the national media outlets in defying terrorism and refuting the fabrications of foreign media."

Prime Minister, Dr. Wael al-Halqi, reviewed the activities of the cabinet during the past week, stressing that the priority of the government in this stage is developing the financial sources, rationing the public spending, combating corruption and tackling all aspects of administrative bureaucracy.

The Prime Minister pointed out to the latest meetings of the committees formed by the cabinet, particularly the economic committee, expressing satisfaction over the economic procedures made to develop the national economy.


Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Walid al-Moallem, briefed the cabinet on the latest developments on the Arab and international arenas, pointing out to his successful visit to Iraq and its role in the joint coordination between the two countries.

Al-Moallem pointed out to the visit paid by Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikdad, to Russia and its role in consolidating the bilateral cooperation and Russia's emphasis on its firm stances on the events in Syria and commitment to accomplishing the political program to resolve the crisis in Syria with no foreign interference.

Minister of Presidential Affairs, Mansour Azzam, reviewed the outcome of his visit to Tehran along with the accompanying delegation and its positive results on the economic and development levels.

Minister of Health, Saad al-Nayef, talked about Syria's participation in the 66th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva as he pointed out to the deteriorating health conditions of the Syrian people in the occupied Syrian Golan.

The cabinet approved a bill aimed at achieving social stability for citizens and developing investment in agriculture through allowing the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform to sell leased lands to the farmers according to specific rules.

The cabinet also approved a bill to amend some articles of the law regulating the profession of currency exchange and another bill on regulating licenses to establishing security companies.


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