President Bashar al-Assad sworn in for 4th term in Syria

 17 July 2021

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been sworn in for a fourth seven-year term after winning more than 95.1 percent of the votes casted on May this year.

President Bashar al-Assad takes the oath of office for another term at the Syrian presidential palace in the capital, Damascus [Syrian Presidency via Telegram)

The swearing-in ceremony on Saturday 17th July was held at the presidential palace in Damascus and attended by more than 600 people, including members of parliament, political, party, media, religious figures and families of the martyrs and the injured.

The elections “have proven the strength of popular legitimacy that the people have conferred to the state”, al-Assad, 55, said in his inauguration speech.

The main points in the speech were:
  • The door of national reconciliation will remain open. "We tell each and every one of those who bet on the demise of the homeland, you are exploited by the enemies of our country against your own people, and the revolution with which they deceived you is an illusion."

  • The title of the coming stage is to increase production and to open doors for investments.

  •  3000 facilities are under construction in Syria.

  •  The main impediment to investment in Syria is the Syrian funds frozen in the Lebanese banks. "The Syrian money frozen in the Lebanese banks are 40 billion and 60 million." Overcoming this obstacle is associated with the change in the current circumstances in Lebanon.

  •  Renewable energy is the way to resolve the problem of electricity outage.

  •  We will liberate all areas in Syria from the Turkish and US occupation forces and their terrorists.

  •  We salute all honest Syrian residents, who resist occupation forces, in north of Syria.

  •  Syria will never abandon the Palestinian cause.

  •  We trust our Russian and Iranian friends.

  •  The enemies of Syria bets on turning Syrian citizens into mercenary.

  •  Let’s get ready for the future, let’s confront frustration with hope, let's confront inaction with action and let’s prepare for further construction and liberation, so that the homeland restores life.

Shaaban: President al-Assad’s speech concentrated on having lessons from the war on Syria

Special Advisor at the Republic Presidency, Bouthaina Shaaban, stressed the importance of the speech delivered by President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday after taking the constitutional oath in which he focused on the necessity for Syrians to have lessons from the war on their homeland.

In an interview with Syria TV on Saturday, Shaaban said that the President was frank and transparent in the speech in which he underlined the responsibility of the Syrians and what they can do whether in terms of the ongoing war against their country or regarding the future.

She said that the international changes are always existed, stressing that the US sanctions are not a fate that kills peoples if those peoples have the will and capability.

She added that the Syrians are able to draw the future of their country with their own hands.

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