11 Dec 2018 13:09

Tourism reviving in Syria - Russian military

MOSCOW. Dec 11 (Interfax-AVN) - Cultural heritage sites in Syria's Busra al-Sham have reopened to tourists, the head of the Russian National Defense Control Center, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, said on Tuesday.

"It is significant that tourism is being revived in the country. For instance, with the assistance of the Culture Ministry of Syria, cultural heritage sites in Busra al-Sham have reopened to tourists. The local administration hopes to see the tourist flow to the Daraa governorate, which has been liberated from illegal armed formations, resume as soon as possible," Mizintsev said at a meeting of the Russian-Syrian interagency taskforce promoting the return of Syrian refugees.

"All this is today's reality, which it is no longer possible to hide, no matter how much others, especially our opponents, want to, because the main result of the year - the first year of peaceful life - is that citizens of Syria are returning to their homes and can see for themselves that the war is over and the country's restoration is going at full speed," he said.