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Ba'ath Party should negotiate with other Syrian parties - Bashar al-Assad

25 February 2014, 21:20

The Ba'ath Party "should negotiate and maintain effective relationships with new parties, which have appeared on the political arena of Syria", President of Syria Bashar al-Assad said during his speech in Damascus, facing members of the city committee and activists from the Ba'ath Party. Newspaper "Al-Ba'at", press organ of the Party, cites the president.

"The Party members should cooperate with organization, similar to the Party ideology, in order to form productive alliances," Assad, Secretary General of the Ba'ath Party, said. According to him, the Ba'ath Party members should work together with citizens. "It's very important in the conditions, when we face a lot of challenges because of the crisis. The very first task is to stand against the ideas of religious intolerance, which are spreading in our society," Bashar al-Assad said.

Analysts considered Assad's speech as the first step of the Ba'ath Party on the threshold of the upcoming presidential elections. Syrian leader drew attention to the "dangerous gaps in ideology, unscrupulousness and lack of patriotism among the Party members." He urged to discuss and rethink the theoretical purposes of the Ba'ath Party (kind of Arabic nationalism). "We should take into consideration the opinion of the basic members of the Party in order to move forward," Assad said.

While speaking about the inner situation of the country, the president favored "the growing rates of reconciliation among the people", which "restricts the basis of the terror". "This is the most efficient tactics to resist the overthrow of the regime, which is an important issue after the failure of so-called 'the Arabic spring'", Bashar al-Assad said.

Voice of Russia, TASS

Source: Baath-Party-should-negotiate-with-other- Syrian-parties-Bashar-al-Assad-4336/

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