Moscow begins a new history of relations with Damascus

Russia proposed 40 strategic projects to Syria during the visit of a high-level Russian delegation, which considered to be the beginning of a new phase in the relations between the two countries.

Even the most optimistic and observers of the Syrian-Russian relations file didn’t expect a high-level delegation by Russian President Putin to arrive in Damascus in these difficult circumstances, the suffocating siege, and the economic pressure that the Syrian are suffering amidst quasi-stalemate.

In the political, military and field on the battle fronts, the Syrian-Russian relations have gone through difficult circumstances, not only because of the Coronavirus epidemic, but because of other larger and more comprehensive issues, in addition to the set of entanglements and multiple interests of Russia with countries such as Turkey or the United States and even Israel, and disagreements even in the strategic visions, the mechanism of cooperation and how to manage Russian projects and investments, profit rates, participation mechanism, terms and powers for many of the projects that Russian companies submitted to them did not reach happy endings during the previous years, and even the Syrian laws did not sometimes conform to such foreign investments in the Syrian state, which also affected and contributed to widening the gap of disagreement and disagreement.

Delaying many of the projects presented on the Russian side.

The delegation arrived and opened a new page, and a new history was written in the file of trade and investment relations between the two countries.

The focus of the Russian delegation on oil and gas projects and their extraction from the sea, to which the world’s attention turned, as gas reserves were estimated at about 122 trillion cubic meters off the coast of Syria.

Lebanon, Gaza and Israel are in addition to 107 billion barrels of crude oil, and these huge quantities in addition to what the countries of the Middle East possess within their land borders equals 47% of global reserves, and this gives an explicit answer about the direct and indirect causes of the war on Syria, which is considered the aircraft carrier that controls the fate of supplies and lines.

Oil and gas that will economically control Europe’s future.

On the other hand, Israel started extracting oil, starting agreements to demarcate the maritime borders, and the Turkish agreement with Libya, followed by the Egyptian-Greek agreement, and the European position as a whole turned against Turkey’s expansionist policies, the bombing of the Beirut port, and France’s haste to land military forces and limit the slowly expanding Turkish role in northern Lebanon.

All this is linked to the conflict that is almost exploding militarily over the domination of these treasures that will control the fate of the world for decades to come.

Russia’s haste to offer investment offers on oil and gas on the Syrian shores, setting a deadline for the Syrian response to these projects and the transfer of the Russian delegation to Cyprus, which could be the point of transit, distribution and control of gas produced from Syrian and even Lebanese shores, or it could be an island.

Crete is the possible alternative in light of the conflicts, decreases, and alliances that pervade the countries of the region or the failure of the alliance and coordination in this project between Russia and Cyprus, and the conditions that Syria is going through, including a stifling siege, a devaluation of the Syrian currency, the high cost of living, and the state of clinical death in many political files.

To advance in one of the tracks, which is the economic and service, and to start reconstruction projects for the infrastructure, and perhaps with a path isolated and independent of any progress in all other tracks or files, and this was evident in the statements of Russian and Syrian officials.

The rest of the proposed projects related to alternative solar or wind energy will have another added value to supply the Syrian economy with more sources of support that help alleviate the suffering and lack of energy sources for all Syrians.

Lavrov’s talked about a difference between Moscow, Ankara and Tehran to end the Syrian crisis, as Lavrov’s statements answered many questions about the divergence of views between the two guarantors of the mechanism and the foundations for resolving the Syrian crisis, which exhausted everyone without exception and led all the players and actors in this file to the conviction that the solution should be under the slogan winner is winning for everyone as the best available options, but a mechanism Implementation and implementation is almost impossible under this slogan because Turkey and the United States have not yet reached a mechanism of understanding that ends the reservations that each party expresses on the other party’s projects on the Syrian soil.

In the end, the Russian and Syrian sides reached the best way to strengthen the steadfastness of the state, the army and the Syrian people and overcome these ordeals.

The sequence to which the Syrian people are exposed is the transition to the postponed stage until a political solution is reached, which is to enter into comprehensive development and start reconstruction projects, but rather to force most Russian companies to enter Syria to bring the Syrian economy back to the right track and gradually return life to all the joints of the Syrian body, the exhausted body by years of devastating war.