The great artist George Wassouf expressed his pride in receiving the State Appreciation Award for 2019, stressing that this honor from his homeland Syria is a great honor for him and a great appreciation for his heart and soul. He told the agency: «SANA»: «honoring him privacy for being more generous among my family and in my country and it is a great honor for me and when I visit Syria .. Because the place of my residence outside .. The soul is back to me, I am Syrian at heart».
He added: «My beautiful country is a spring of beauty and a duty to every human being free and honorable and loves his homeland to stand with him in the most difficult circumstances and that the artist standing with his homeland and his rightful positions is not a favor but a duty».
Sultan Al-Tarab thanked the Syrian people, their army and leadership and the Ministry of Culture for their interest in honoring creative national stature.