Referring only to the "difficult conditions" the country is passing through, Assad maintained a philosophical tone around the theme of the role of the mother in the Syrian family and society. "If the father goes the foundation of the home is lost, but if the mother goes the heart of
the home is lost with her," she said.
Assad made no mention of her husband but hinting at a possible future amnesty for rebels by the state, she said: "The mother loves her children and does not distinguish between them, and even if they have made mistakes, she still loves all of them."
The film shows women gazing emotionally at the president's wife as she speaks and then circulates, talking to guests while children draw pictures and paint their faces with the colours of
the Syrian flag. "When a mother is lost the meaning of life goes and we feel that our souls will break. Nothing can compensate us,"Speaking in informal Syrian dialect, Assad urged the audience to "preserve the love which our mothers put inside us and spread it all over the country".
The edited clip ends with a song by the popular Lebanese performer Fairouz and Assad's fervent wish: "May god protect Syria and all its people."
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