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    Syria Welcomes Russian Initiative on 'Marshall Plan' for Mideast – Assad’s Aide

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    Syria welcomes the Russian strive to restore statehood in Middle East, aide to the Syrian president Bouthaina Shaaban said Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Syria welcomes the Russian initiative on restoring statehood, economy and social sphere of the Middle East countries, aide to the Syrian president Bouthaina Shaaban said Saturday.

    “Such national plan is the only way to save and restore our country. That will be a great contribution to the development of Syria, Middle East and to ensuring peace and security in the whole world,” Shaaban told Rossiya-24 TV-channel.

    The initiative was proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

    The Marshall Plan entered into force in 1948 was a US program aimed at restoring economy of European countries devastated by the Second World War.

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