Members of the Russian Federation Council delegation on Sunday visited Daraa city and inspected facilities and institutions sabotaged and burned by the armed terrorist groups.
The delegation members stressed the deep historic Syrian-Russian relations and their keenness on restoring safety and stability to all Syrian cities.
Following his meeting with Daraa Governor Mohammad Khaled al-Hanous, the Russian Federation Council’s Deputy Chairman Ilyas Umakhanov reiterated his country’s standing by the Syrian people.
He said that no one can ignore the current events in Syria and it is a must to see the reality of what is taking place.
Umakhanov added that Russia supports internal dialogue in Syria and believes in the Syrian people’s ability to solve their own problems and restore security and stability.
For his part, Daraa governor reviewed the events which took place in the governorate, the killing and sabotage acts committed by the armed terrorist groups and the government’s procedures to get things back to normal.
He also briefed the delegation on the situation of agriculture and tourism in the governorate, expressing gratitude to Russia’s stance in support of Syria’s just issues.
Russian Federation Council Delegation: What We Saw in Daraa Completely Different from What Promoted in Western Media
During a meeting with Grand Mufti of the Republic Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun on Sunday evening, members of the Russian Federation Council delegation headed by the Council’s Deputy Chairman Ilyas Umakhanov said that what is happening in Syria and what they saw in Daraa is completely different from what isbeing promoted in western media.
The delegation members expressed regret over some forces’ attempts at exploiting what is happening in Syria to distort facts and hinder national dialogue, lauding the reform steps taken by President Bashar al-Assad to resolve economic and social issues.
Deputy Chairman Umakhanov affirmed the importance of dialogue in order to live in a stable and safe world and achieve peace and a better tomorrow, expressing hope that the Syrian people will overcome the crisis.
For his part, Hassoun stressed that what is happening in Syria was due to its adherence to national and pan-Arab standards, underlining the need to bring cultures closer and build bridges of amity and dialogue and the importance of raising generations to respect cultural differences.