DAMASCUS, (ST) February 17, 2019- "The local Administration is a very important experience in Syria…municipalities were accordingly granted the more of decentralism, particularly in accordance with Law N. 107 stipulations," said H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

In a landmark speech to Syria's Local Administration elected councils mayors, President Assad outlined the role of the Local Councils as to achieve growth balance between all of Syria's regions and as to help central establishments to focus at auditing and comprehensive policies in the best investment for human and financial resources.

"Local Councils are more aware of local details in bolstering of local societies development and expanding participation from bottom to top and vice-versa. Partnership between society and the state is the democratic participation on the basis of comprehensive dialogue as a means for building and development," added H.E. President Assad.

President Assad, to the frequent thundering slogans of support, allegiance by the crowded hall, pointed out that backers of terrorism supported terrorism as to control of geography as much as it could as to weaken the control of the state and its sovereignty as to weaken social harmony and then divide our country," asserted President Assad.

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