Damascus, Meetings of the Executive Committee of the World Peace Council kicked off at Damascus University on Saturday with the participation of delegations from 40 Arab and foreign countries.
Delivering a speech, Maria do Socorro Gomes, President of the World Peace Council, said: We are gathering today in Syria to express our solidarity with the Syrian people who have endured the worst terrorist war against a sovereign state for more than seven years.
Gomes affirmed that holding the Executive Committee of the World Peace Council meeting in Syria sends a message to all countries to condemn the foreign interference in the states' affairs and denounce the terrorist organizations' attacks which tried to destroy Syria, a country which loves peace and is known for its security and safety throughout history.
For his part, Secretary-General of the World Peace Council, Thanassis Pafilis indicated that holding the meeting in Syria reflects the importance of this region which should be given enough attention in order to face all the incessant campaigns aimed at distorting and falsifying history and poisoning young generations' minds.
Syria's representative at the World Peace Council, Samir Masad said that Syria's steadfastness in confronting the global war against it and the loyalty of its friends in supporting it constitutes a lever for peace-loving forces in the world to consolidate the struggle to build a better world dominated by justice and equality.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency