DAMASCUS, (SANA)-President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday sent a cable of condolence to Venezuela's Vice President and people affirming that "the demise of brother and friend, President Hugo Chavez is a big loss for me and for the Syrian people as it is a big loss for you the Venezuelan people and for all honest, free people in the world."
"Fate has taken away a leader who protected the sovereignty of his country.. he had embodied a legendary struggle in the face of USA attempts and those who support it to dominate the peoples and states.. he has been able to guarantee Venezuela sovereignty, prevent intervention and support the freedom of nations as to contribute to changing the face of Latin America and to become the symbol of its independence," President al-Assad said in a cable.
President al-Assad added "This glorious man has emerged from the ranks of his people and insisted to remain as this.. he was committed to the principle of keeping the rights and interests of the Venezuelan people and struggling with his people."
"The Syrian people and I proud of the remarkable progress of the two countries' relations in the social, political, economic and cultural relations.. the great late President made the confrontation of war on Syria as one of the issues that he adopted and defended as well as sought to clarify it to the public opinion in Latin America and the world," President al-Assad said.
The President added "The memory of this unique leader will remain present in our conscience, history.. he had enough glory of his great achievements that will remain alive in the conscience of Venezuela's people and the world free people."
Al-Laham.. Leader Chavez Backed the Rights in the whole World
Speaker of the People's Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham sent a cable of condolence to Speaker of the Venezuelan National Assembly Diosdado Cabello Rondon on the departure of President Chavez.
"The late leader has always been backing the right in the whole world.. he has been supporting the resistance against powers of evil and aggression," al-Laham said in the cable.