FILE PHOTOS: (Left) The president of the Syrian Arab Republic, Bashar Al-Assad. Photo courtesy of Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom / ABr via Wikipedia. (Right) President Benigno S. Aquino III. Photo courtesy of Malacañang Photo Bureau.
MANILA, Philippines – Kinumpirma mismo ni Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Raul Hernandez ang pagbisita sa bansa ni Syrian Presidential Political at Media Adviser na si Bouthaina Shaaban.
Si Shaaban ay isa rin sa mga tumutulong sa paglilikas ng mga overseas Filipino workers (OFW) sa Syria.
Ayon kay Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Spokesman Raul Hernandez, inatasan ni Syrian President Bashar Al Assad si Shaaban na iabot kay Pangulong Benigno Aquino III ang isang sulat kung saan nakasaad ang paghingi nito ng tulong upang matigil na ang dalawang taong kaguluhan sa kanilang bansa.
“Political solution would mean reform, dialogue with the different forces in that country, and possible elections and other changes,”
“It’s part of their campaign to the international community. This is how they would like to solve their crisis.”
Pinabulaanan naman ng DFA ang balitang nagpapakanlong na umano sa bansa ang Syrian president.
Dagdag pa ni Hernandez, “As far as we know, there were no discussions about the seeking of asylum of President Al-Asaad nor the request for financial help for the country of Syria.” (Rey Pelayo & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)