In his message Kim said that over the past 70 years the Ba’ath party “has achieved great successes in the creation of an independent and prosperous country and ensuring regional peace and security.”
He added that under the leadership of President Assad, the Ba’ath party “is resolutely resisting foreign and domestic enemies in the ongoing fight for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.”
Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed in a civil war, with government forces fighting against numerous opposition and terrorist groups, including al-Nusra Front and Daesh, banned in many countries, including Russia.
According to the UN data, nearly 6.3 million Syrians have been displaced and 4.9 million people, mostly women and children, have been forced to seek refuge since the start of the violent conflict almost six years ago.
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