The Direction and Guidance Committee and Arab and Foreign Affairs Committee of the People’s Assembly has held discussions with Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mikdad on the current crisis and the Syrian government’s position regarding the latest developments.
The Chairman of the Directing and Guidance Committee, Walid al-Saleh hailed the role of the Syrian Arab Army on the ground in eradicating terrorism and restoring security and stability to the homeland, praising the role of Syrian diplomacy in defending Syria’s role and the interests of the Syrian people.
Mikdad explained the principles of Syrian policy as drawn from the interests of the Syrian people, summing them up as protecting Syria’s unity and territorial integrity, the rejection of foreign intervention and fighting terrorism, as well as restoring occupied Arab lands, particularly the occupied Syrian Golan.
He hailed the deep bilateral relations between Syria and Russia that reflect the two countries’ identical stances, adding that Syria welcomes the Russian initiatives for starting preparatory consultations for solving the crisis through a consultative dialogue in Moscow.
Mikdad touched on issues related to the U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura’s proposed plan – 'Aleppo First' – and the Syrian government’s position, affirming that Syria is open to any ideas for fighting terrorism and supporting national reconciliation.
Syria’s relations with the United Nations organizations proceeds cautiously amid attempts by the West and the U.S. to control the international community’s organizations and politicize the U.N. resolutions, Mikdad pointed out.
He stressed the necessity of implementing the U.N. Security Council resolutions, particularly counter-terrorism resolutions 2170 and 2178.
He said the Syrian government works to deliver humanitarian aid to every single citizen in need, pointing to attempts to use the issue of humanitarian aid for political purposes.
The two committee’s members stressed the importance of enhancing the stances of Syria on the international level and developing relations with friendly countries.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer