“The will of the Syrian people and their determination as well as the heroism of the Syrian Arab Army” are the most important reasons that have helped the country defeat foreign-backed militants, Assad said on Monday.
Assad also appreciated the Syrian people, saying they did not allow terrorist groups and their backers to halt their daily activities.
He made the remarks in a meeting with a delegation from Tunisia’s General Labor Union (UGTT), headed by its Assistant Secretary General Bu Ali Mubaraki, in the capital Damascus, Syria’s official news agency, SANA, reported.
During the meeting, Assad stressed that the delegation’s visit carried many messages to the world as it “reflects the pulse of the Arab public opinion and its orientations.”
In turn, members of the Tunisian delegation confirmed that they came to Damascus to convey a message of support for the Syrian people.
The Syrian people have showed matchless support for their leadership and army, which are defending the dignity of the Arab nation, the delegation said.
The Tunisian delegation stressed that the West does not want Syria to play any role except according to what they dictate.
The delegation said the West has targeted Syria because of its fair stance towards regional developments.
The delegation also described Syria as a state which remains at the forefront of the campaign against terrorism. “If what is planned against Syria succeeded, the chaos would have prevailed throughout the Arab region. Therefore, defending it is defending all the Arabs.”