Haidar Warns Against Corruption in Syria’s Reconciliations Process

Reconciliations minister explains that participants should not expect to be compensated for their efforts in the national project

State Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs Ali Haidar stressed on Monday that he would not protect corrupt individuals who attempt to exploit Syria’s reconciliation process for personal gain.

Haidar’s remarks came during the launch of a civil initiative for local reconciliations in the presence of representatives from all Syrian provinces.

In a speech, the minister affirmed the need for the civil society which complements the government in accomplishing reconciliations, pointing out that the initiative is entirely a volunteer project.

Haidar noted that this initiative is the beginning of a long and hard road towards a goal that the Syrian people need, calling on members of the initiative to not expect any compensation or position as a result of this volunteer work, adding that all previous initiatives succeeded in some ways and failed in others due to the corruption of some persons who took advantage of the reconciliation project.

He pointed out that the reconciliation requires all civil initiatives on condition that the relationship between those initiatives and the Ministry of National Reconciliation adheres to proper protocol.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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