State Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs Ali Haidar on Wednesday met the director of the U.N. envoy’s office, Martin Griffith, confirming the need for a clear international policy to combat terrorism.
Haidar said Europeans must be aware of Syria’s cultural and historic background, and that what is currently needed is creating an objective atmosphere for dialogue and involving all elements of the Syrian society in the reconciliation process.
He said that the U.N. envoy must help build trust and work to coordinate with the State Ministry to support local reconciliations.
Griffith stressed the need to prepare a work plan for the reconciliations process.
Haidar also met the central committee for popular reconciliations, asserting that the conditions are currently suitable to benefit from social and civil initiatives to achieve reconciliation as the international climate currently favors a resolution to the crisis in Syria, combating terrorism, reconciliation, and dialogue.
He noted that civil initiatives can do more than official efforts, and that any Syrian can become involved, also lauding the efforts exerted by the committee and its achievements.
The committee members affirmed their commitment to helping the State Ministry, reviewing some of the obstacles that affect their work.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer