The People’s Assembly delegation, headed by the Assembly’s Secretary Salloum al-Salloum, met with the Chairman of the Parliamentary Relations and International Cooperation Committee in the Indonesian House of Representatives, Dr. Fadli Zun, on the sidelines of his participation in the work of the 144th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
During the meeting, the two sides stressed the historical depth of relations between Syria and Indonesia, which are consolidated through distinguished parliamentary, economic, and cultural relations.
The delegation extended an official invitation to Dr. Zun to visit Syria, who promised to fulfill the invitation in order to hold more parliamentary discussions.
The meeting was attended by Minister Plenipotentiary Abdel Moneim Annan, Chargé d’Affaires of the Syrian Embassy in Jakarta, Chairman of the Syrian-Indonesian Parliamentary Friendship Committee Omar Mahmoud al-Hamdo, and Member of the People’s Assembly Akram Abdul Jaleel.
The People’s Assembly delegation had participated in the session of the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union devoted to discussing the emergency item on the agenda, which was presented by New Zealand with the support of the parliaments of Western countries, entitled “Peaceful solution to the war in Ukraine in compliance with international law.” Secretary of the People’s Assembly, Salloum al-Salloum, made an intervention in which he stressed the rejection of the submitted draft resolution in total and in detail because the draft resolution lacks balance as it holds only one of the two parties responsible for the conflict. The draft resolution further contains prejudices and falsely accuses the Russian Federation of committing war crimes. The draft also does not take into account the Russian requests for legitimate guarantees for all parties on the issue of national security.
The People’s Assembly delegation also participated in a workshop on imposing a global ban on nuclear tests. The head of the delegation made an intervention in which he stressed the Syrian position demanding the liberation of the Middle East from weapons of mass destruction and the application of pressure on the Israeli occupation entity and the countries supporting it to abandon these weapons and totally stop nuclear testing.
The delegation also participated in the meeting of the Standing Committee on International Peace and Security, where the discussion of the draft resolution on reconsidering the approach to peace operations was completed, in addition to the meeting of the Standing Committee on Democracy, Human Rights. The People’s Assembly Member Omar Mahmoud al-Hamdo made an intervention in which he pointed out that the Syrian constitution guarantees the protection of human rights and public freedoms and ensures that citizens can exercise them in accordance with the laws. He indicated that the unjust terrorist war imposed on Syria for more than ten years and the unilateral coercive measures negatively affected the rights of the Syrian people, especially their right to a decent life and access to the most basic necessities of life such as food, medicine, and heating and led to the deterioration of various services, including health.
The delegation also participated in a workshop on health security preparedness, during which the Assembly member Nidal al-Alou spoke about the suffering of the Syrian people as a result of the terrorist war, unjust economic sanctions and the spread of the Corona epidemic, which led to a severe shortage of medicine in Syria.
The delegation also participated in a panel discussion on the perpetrators of corruption and the recovery of stolen assets in cooperation between the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption.
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