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President al-Assad issues law establishing Distinction and Creativity Agency

President Bashar al-Assad issued on Thursday Law no. 11 for 2016 establishing a scientific agency for supporting creative individuals named the Distinction and Creativity Agency.

The Agency will scout for distinguished creative talents and provide them with support, as well as providing education for students who excel in basic education using special curricula and programs.

It seeks to direct and unite the sides that find, sponsor, encourage, and care for talented, gifted, and creative individuals.

The Agency will be based in Damascus, and will be affiliated with the Ministry of Higher Education while still enjoying financial and administrative independence.