Speaker Laham Receives Alliance for Peace and Freedom Party Delegation

Conservative European politicians meet with parliament speaker Laham in Damascus to discuss anti-terrorism cooperation and ending Western sanctions on Syria

Syria’s parliament speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham met on Sunday with a European delegation from the far-right Alliance for Peace and Freedom (APF) Party, headed by Italian politician Roberto Fiore.

During the meeting, Laham called on European states to cooperate with the Syrian government in combating terrorism and work for putting an end to the unjust economic blockade imposed on the Syrian people.

The speaker told the delegation that the terrorist attacks that hit Paris and Brussels are a consequence of European states turning a blind eye the movement of thousands of foreign fighters through Turkey and into Syria.

In turn, Fiore indicated that the European public have come to understand that the Syrian people and army are the ones really fighting terrorism, a realization reached following the terrorist attacks which struck at a number of European countries.

He pointed out that the APF has engaged efforts in all European countries seeking to end the sanctions imposed on the Syrian people, adding that the party has organized several conferences and events in Europe and published articles about the spread of terrorism to influence European public opinion.

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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