Media adviser to the Syrian regime presidency, Bouthaina Shaaban, said that: “participation in Syria’s reconstruction will only be available to countries that assisted it during its crisis.”
Shaaban expressed her hope that China, Iran and Russia would be among the main countries participating in this process.
She added in an interview with the Novosti agency: “President Bashar al-Assad has announced that the countries which fought against us during the war will not participate in the reconstruction of the country. Only those countries that helped us and had friendly relations with us will be among the partners during the reconstruction process.”
Shaaban stressed the need to liberate all of Syria’s territory from terrorists before beginning the reconstruction process in full.
She said: “We hope to achieve victory against the remnants of the terrorists in northeastern Syria and Idleb.”
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