President al-Assad: Undermining pan-Arab affiliation undermines first line of defense against cultural or intellectual invasion attempts

2017-11-14 21:46:42

 President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday received participants in the Arab Forum for Confronting Zionist-US Reactionary Alliance and Supporting the Resistance of the Palestinian people, which is held in Damascus with the participation of a number of Arab forces and organizations.

During the meeting, President al-Assad said “Undermining the pan-Arab affiliation means undermining the first line of defense we have as a society against any attempts at cultural or intellectual invasion that seeks to transform us into mere machines without will that move according to plans made abroad.”

His Excellency said that Arabism is a civilized concept that is inclusive of all ethnicities, religions, and sects, and that it is a civilized condition that everyone who existed in this region has contributed to without exception.

President al-Assad asserted that the Arabic language and pan-Arabism are the common denominator of all those ethnicities, sects, and religions, and at the same time they preserve each one’s characteristics.