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South Ossetia’s President tours Old City of Damascus

Damascus, President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov visited on Tuesday the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a number of historical sites in the Old City of Damascus.

The President started his tour by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Mount Qassion and laid a wreath of roses on the mausoleum in recognition of the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army in the face of terrorism and wrote an entry in the record of visitors.

Later on, Bibilov, accompanied by Minister of Higher Education Atef al-Naddaf and Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqaf), Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed, visited the most important historical and religious sites in the Old City of Damascus, including Umayyad Mosque, old markets, al-Azem Palace, Khan Asaad Basha and Saint Ananias Church.

On Monday, President Bibilov started a three-day visit to Syria, during which he is scheduled to meet senior Syrian officials and hold talks to develop relations between the two countries.

Later, President Bibilov and his accompanying delegation visited Saidnaya in Damascus countryside and toured Our Lady of Saidnaya Monastery

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency