Russia celebrates National Day.. A prominent presence at international arena that restores balance to international powers
DAMASCUS- The Syrian-Russian relations, that date back to the era of Syrian independence and the rise of Soviet Union in the forties of last century, have witnessed continuous development with different levels to witness a new remarkable juncture in 2000.
On June 12th, the friendly people of Russia celebrate the National Day at a time when Federal Russia achieves a prominent presence at the international arena which witnesses the birth of new poles that restore balance to the world powers.
Damascus and Moscow have always called for building a new system of relations at the international policy, based on balance, multiplicity and braking the one-sided polarity.
Based on that, Russia has always announced its support to Syria in the face of western and regional bids that use terror as a way to interfere in its internal affairs in order to impose political agendas that oppose the Syrian people's interests.
That was embodied when Russia vetoed twice at the UN Security Council against those western powers, preventing them from passing their plots against Syria.
In this framework comes the statement of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a press conference on Saturday in Moscow during which he renewed his country's firm stance regarding Syria and rejection of any foreign intervention in its internal affairs.
The desire of the two countries and peoples to strengthen and enhance the historic relations was reflected through continuing consultations, bilateral meetings on all levels whether in political, economic, trade, culture domains or in other fields.
The Syrian-Russian ties have witnessed more development during the latest years which were embodied by the mutual visits between both countries' officials on high levels to make consultations on regional and international issues.
Trade between Syria and Russia is governed by a number of agreements and protocols; on top comes the agreement signed in Damascus in 1993 which provided for taking the needed procedures to facilitate and encourage trade and economic cooperation as well as boosting it in the fields of energy, irrigation, agriculture, industry and petroleum.
As for tourism, the agreement signed between the two governments has broadened cooperation and developed joint economic and tourist resources; that paved the way for holding tourist projects by Russian investors including two resorts in the Syrian coast with $ 130 million cost.
Russia provides Syria with oil products, chemical and organic materials, minerals, woods, fertilizers, trucks and corn, while Syria exports to Russia the nutritional materials , fruits, vegetables, textiles, Cotton and furniture.