President al-Assad Addresses the Armed Forces on 63rd Anniversary
- President al-Assad Addresses the Armed Forces on 63rd Anniversary
Friday, August 01, 2008 - 12:05 PM
Damascus, (SANA - Syria news agency)-
President Bashar al-Assad on Friday addressed the Syrian armed forces
through the People's Army Magazine on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary
of the Syrian Army foundation.
In his address, President al-Assad stressed that in Syria the people take
pride in that the army and freedom are parallel and at the dawn of
independence following a long time of struggle during which the Syrian
people offered sacrifices ,the Syrian army was born and ever since has
embarked on the task of protecting freedom , sovereignty, and dignity , and
defending the homeland .
The president called on the fighters to go on in their incessant endeavor to
sharpen their skills and to continue being trust worthy in carrying out
their national missions .
President al-Assad underlined that the process of building and development
is continuing and the workshops are getting bigger in all domains and the
homeland is in need for the combination of the efforts of all .
He added that the army's support to causes of the nation, strengthened its
cohesion with people .
The president underlined that building the capabilities of the armed forces
with various types of weapons , enjoys particular priority in the framework
of the national strategy.
He underlined that the history of the armed forces is abundant with the
heroic deeds , steadfastness, and battles of the fighters and that is a
source from which determination and confidence are derived.